The computer giant is currently installing 5 MW of fuel cells and 20 MW of solar photovoltaics panels on the Maiden site.
But according to reports, the company is doubling the capacity of the fuel cell installation at the data centre from 5 MW to 10 MW.
The installation of fifty Bloom Energy fuel cells will be the largest non-utility installation in the US, overtaking eBay’s data centre.
Taken together, the solar panels and fuel cells will provide 60% of the data centre’s energy needs on-site, with the rest purchased from clean, renewable sources.
Apple says that all of its three US data centres, including those in Oregon and California, will now run on 100% renewable energy, and has set a target of making all its worldwide facilities net zero energy.
For further information:
eBay bids to run data centre on Bloom Energy’s fuel cells (27-Jun)
Apple’s new data centre to run on 100% renewable energy (21-May)
Apple aims to become greener with 20 MW solar array (22-Feb)
Article source: http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/5627/