Apple is building another solar power plant that would supply electricity to its data center in Reno. The opening of the new plant is scheduled for 2019.
The last few years, Apple is investing heavily in renewable energy and cares about the environment. This week it became known about the conclusion of an agreement with the energy company NV Energy, in which the iPhone maker will place in Nevada one solar power plant of 200 MW.
This facility will generate energy, which is used to operate the data center Apple is located in Reno. In Cupertino agreed to provide up to 5 MW of electricity for the needs of NV Energy.
Data center in Nevada — not the first of a series of large-scale infrastructure projects. The company is also solar farm in North Carolina. In Cupertino in the past has stated that they will try to bring all of its data centers on renewable energy.
Apple’s famous desire to use the most advanced methods of energy efficiency, clean technology and alternative energy in their data centers. Thanks to the use of solar farm and fuel cells, Apple will be able to fully satisfy the energy needs of data centers.
Commenting on the partnership with NV Energy, Apple’s Vice President Lisa Jackson, stated that in the near future the services of iMessage, FaceTime and Siri will work from clean energy.