The North Carolina Utility Commission approved Apple’s request to build a 4.8 megawatt fuel cell facility as part of its data centre in Maiden. Once completed, the power plant will be the single largest privately held fuel cell centre in the United States.
Apple plans to use the fuel cells to power its North Carolina data centre along with two 100 acre solar farms. Between the solar farm, fuel cells, and deals with other sources, Apple’s data centre will run completely on renewable energy, and Excess power will be sold to Duke Energy.
Source: Mac Observer