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As Apple’s social record undergoes continued scrutiny the company just released its 2012 environmental report, which unveils plans to build America’s largest end user-owned onsite solar array at its massive data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The building itself is the world’s only LEED Platinum certified data center, and the 100-acre, 20-megawatt solar farm will supply 42 million kWh of clean, renewable energy annually.

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  1. electric38 February 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    All data centers should be backed up with solar. Making it mandatory would help keep it secure. Most centers are usually cross-wired for emergency power transfer purposes, as well as battery and generator backed. The extra level of back up will pay for itself to the point of returning + costs over time, and be so much cleaner.

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