Apple is building a solar farm near its data centre in southern Catawba County. Earlier it was getting the power from Duke energy which runs on coal and nuclear power. The company requires a large amount of power for its server and colling system.
Apple has employed renewable energy in its plants in Austin, Texas; Sacramento, Calif.; and Cork, Ireland. The plan is code named the ‘Project Dolphin Solar Farm’. Project Dolphin was the code name given by Apple to the plans to build a $1-billion data centre in Maiden.