A Rare Look Inside Apple's Maiden, North Carolina Data Center [Video]

A Rare Look Inside Apple's Maiden, North Carolina Data Center [Video]

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Apple granted NBC a brief look inside its Maiden, North Carolina data center for a news segment entitled, 'A New Kind of Apple Farm'.

Apple is moving to shrink its carbon footprint, building the nation’s largest privately owned solar farm to run its data center, NBC chief environmental correspondent Anne Thompson reports.

The Maiden facility has earned the LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council — the first data center of its size to be honored. On any given day, between 60 and 100 percent of the renewable energy it uses is generated onsite through biogas fuel cells and two 20‑megawatt solar arrays — the nation’s largest privately owned renewable energy installation — and Apple purchases any remaining power they need from entirely clean sources.

The Maiden data center generates 167 million kilowatt‑hours of renewable energy onsite per year — enough to power the equivalent of 13,837 homes.

Take a look at the video below for more details or click here to watch a recent video produced by Apple touting some of its efforts to reduce the company's impact on the environment.

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A Rare Look Inside Apple's Maiden, North Carolina Data Center [Video]
sam doohickey - April 25, 2014 at 1:57pm
Of all the morning shows, why Today? They're such a bunch of douchebags. Matt Lauer's response and contribution to this piece is how 'cold' it is in the studio. He's King Douchebag! And what's up with the crappy video quality. Those old farts running NBC haven't clued into the fact that HD is, and has been, the default resolution for the past 10 years. On top of that NBC is owned by Comcast. What gives? Oh right, Comcast hates any kind of web streaming or video. They pine for the old days of 1993 when downloads crawled along and cable was King. They're actively waging war against net neutrality in an effort to 'double-dip' on video streaming. You pay for the service, and now they want the streamer to also pay for the service. In essence, they're a bunch of douchebags too! Their cable boxes suck down 300 Watts/hr with no 'real' turn-off switch. They contribute 5 million tons of CO2 a year to the atmosphere. Now they're reporting on how Apple does it better than anyone else. The Romans had Nero, we have Comcast.
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