Apple is producing enough clean power, through solar panels and fuel cells, at its data center in North Carolina that it says it can cover 60 percent of the total energy needs of the data center. Will the tech giant be doing the same thing at its new planned $1 billion data center just outside of Reno, Nevada? While details are few at this point, it sure looks like Apple is looking to have a significant amount of its data center power needs met with clean, and grid-independent, power.
If it gets approval, Apple plans to build its data center at Reno Technology Park, a new 2,200-acre business property being developed by the Unique Infrastructure Group. The CTO of Unique Infrastructure Group KC Mares confirmed the deal on his Twitter feed. Mares is a data center industry infrastructure player that has been working on energy efficient data center plans for years.