The company is partnering with NV Energy to bring a massive solar array to the Nevada desert which will provide energy for both the data center and the nearby community.
The Cupertino-based tech giant is continuing its campaign to shift all of the company’s power sources to renewable energy, and the massive solar array is a key part of that strategy.
The Reno facility will be joining Apple’s other data centers around the world in being powered by alternative energy. Its sibling data center in North Carolina is powered by a pair of nearby solar arrays.
“When completed, the 137 acre solar array will generate approximately 43.5 million kilowatt hours of clean energy, equivalent to taking 6,400 passenger vehicles off the road per year,” the company said in a statement to AllThingsD.
I guess Siri ought to order her eggs sunny side up.