(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Apple’s North Carolina data center could be getting some assistance, thanks to a solar farm the tech giant is reportedly planning.
According to a report by the Charlotte Observer, the news was indicated through permits filed in Catawba County, where Apple’s data center is located.
As many already know, energy efficiency and green technology continue to represent an expanding factor when it concerns data center maintenance. A solar farm could definitely go a long way to support such issues.
Despite the news, when the paper attempted to reach Apple for comment, they had yet to reply.
Apple began building the current data center facility in 2009 for reportedly one billion dollars.
In other news concerning Apple, it was recently reported that Scott Noteboom, formerly of Yahoo, had joined Apple. During his time with Yahoo, Noteboom oversaw the company’s data center infrastructure. However, it wasn’t clear exactly what position Noteboom has assumed at the company.
To view the report by the Charlotte Observer concerning the solar farm, visit: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/26/2721576/apple-plans-solar-farm-at-data.html