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An aerial view of Apple’s North Carolina solar array site

22 March 2012 2,392 views 3 Comments

What do you need to build a 20 megawatt solar panel array, besides a metric butt tonne of money? You need a whole lotta land and, in preparation for construction, crews at Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina data center are clearing about 100 acres — it’s an impressive site from the air (clip below the fold).

Back in February, we learned that building permits had been issued for Apple’s “Project Dolphin,” a massive undertaking to build a 20 megawatt solar array + biogas fuel cell green energy project. Then, earlier this month, the bulldozers began to roll.

When it’s all finished, Apple says its solar array + fuel cell power plant will be the largest non-utility installations, respectively, of their kind in the world. As usual, when the Cupertino kids decide to move, boom, they own the space…

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via Data Center Knowledge

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