Apple’s dual 100 acre solar farms revealed in aerial photos

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With a multi-billion dollar budget that keeps Apple afloat, it is no doubt the software giant’s ecological footprint is probably a big one. But the company is looking to ease that footprint when a massive solar farm in the U.S. goes online.

New photos captured from the sky show that Apple’s sprawling solar farm, which will reportedly power its North Carolina data centre, is almost finished.

The aerial images were captured by WCNC-TV and published by GigaOm this week.

The farm is located adjacent to Apple’s data centre in Maiden, North Carolina, that powers iCloud. reports that the 100-acre solar farm will be the largest of its kind in the United States once it becomes operational. The website goes on to note that the photos show only one of the solar farms that Apple is planning. A second facility, also 100 acres, will also be located a few miles away.

Apple solar farm

Together, the solar facilities will reportedly supply 84 million kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy annually. AppleInsider says the solar array will allow the data center to use 100 percent renewable energy by the end of this year.

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