Apple goes green with 100 percent renewable energy switch


GADGET DESIGNER Apple has shown its greener side today, announcing that its datacentres are now 100 percent powered by renewable energy.Apple said in May 2012 that it would move entirely to renewable energy, and it looks like the firm has made decent progress so far. The iPhone flogger announced on Thursday that all of its datacentres are now running on renewable energy rather than coal.The firm’s datacentre in Maiden, North Carolina which hosts Apple’s iCloud service, now gets its energy from a 100-acre solar farm and fuel cell installations, and its next datacentre in Nevada will use only geothermal energy.In total, Apple says the percentage of renewable energy used throughout the company has increased from 35 percent in 2010 to 75 percent by the end of last year.Apple said, “Our goal is to power every facility at Apple entirely with energy from renewable sources – solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. So we’re investing in our own onsite energy production, establishing relationships with suppliers to procure renewable energy off the grid, and reducing our energy needs even as our employee base grows.”

via Apple goes green with 100 percent renewable energy switch- The Inquirer.