Officially unveiled by Steve Jobs during the WWDC 2011 keynote address, Apple’s enormous data center located in Maiden, North Carolina, is getting its own power plant. And it’s being fueled by the huge ball of burning hydrogen lighting up every day of our lives - the sun.
The business section of Charlotteobserver.com reveals
that Apple has begun work on a solar farm that “apparently” could help power its vast data center in southern Catawba County.
The company pushed ahead with the plans in a typical secretive manner.
The report seems to hold water with permits issued by Catawba County showing that the Mac maker has been approved to reshape hundreds of acres of vacant land it now owns on Startown Road. The site is located near the data center.