The Apple's Mesa, Azrizona facility was originally was built by Tempe-based First Solar Inc, but was never fully occupied. Next came GT Advanced Technologies Inc, a sapphire-glass supplier to Apple. That company filed for bankruptcy and vacated the building in 2014. Now the 1.3 million square foot building is one of Apple’s data centers
Green in the Desert
Apple built a 300-acre solar power plant in Florence Arizona. The Bonnybrooke solar plant has a capacity of 50 megawatts, equivalent to amount of power for about 12,500 homes. Power from the solar plant won't go directly to Apple's facility, but the solar power is to offset the power consumed in Mesa.