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Gigaom checks out Apple NC data center's renewable-energy infrastructure

Images by Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom Apple's huge Maiden, NC, data center has recently become something else -- a net power provider of clean energy to Duke Energy. Gigaom's Katie Fehrenbacher took a look at Apple's new power-production facilities, which generate a total of 50 MW (megawatts) of...

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Apple's data centers now powered by 100% renewable energy

Apple released the 2012 update of its environmental policy pages and notes that the company is now using 100 percent renewable energy sources -- solar, wind, hydro and geothermal -- at its data centers. The 100 percent renewable energy figure was also achieved at facilities in Austin, Texas;...

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Greenpeace boosts Apple's rating, but barely

Greenpeace recently released an environmental report on Apple and upgraded the company's score from an F to a D, says a report in Wired. Greenpeace pointed to Apple's commitment to use alternative power at its North Carolina and Oregon data centers as the reason for this small boost in score,...

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Apple receives regulatory approval for solar farm in North Carolina

As noticed by AppleInsider, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved Apple's application to build a 20-megawatt solar farm on land adjacent to its Maiden, North Carolina data center. The proposal was filed on February 15 and publicly announced at the end of March. It received no...

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Apple touts solar array at North Carolina Data Center

Apple has updated its Apple and the Environment web page with information about the huge new data center in Maiden, North Carolina. This US$1 billion, 500,000 square foot facility is the home of Siri and part of the backbone of iCloud. Not only has the facility already earned a LEED (Leadership in...

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Dutch designer creates wind-powered iFan case-charger for iPhone

Tired of having his iPhone run out of juice halfway through the day, Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven has created the iFan charging case. While it's not quite as slick and integrated looking as a Mophie juice pack, the iFan does provide a renewable means of charging an iPhone and a bit of...

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