Tech giants like Apple have made big pledges when it comes to going green and introducing net-zero and water-positive targets. However, when it comes to their wider supply chains, it turns out they're not so green. According to a recent report from Greenpeace, on average, 77% of technology man...
Region: Mountain West
Country: United States
Region: North America
Total Power: ??? NN
Ownership: Apple owns the building.
2012: Project Millis
Apple first announced the project in 2012 to build a data center on a 345-acre parcel in the Reno Technology Park. Originally codenamed "Project Mills", the project had 14 buildings, 412,000 square feet, and 35 MW of critical power as of 2016.
In 2017, Apple announced plans to expand the campus by an additional $1 billion. The expansion would add "8 clusters" of buildings with the total square footage of 372,893. In 2017 an Apple contractor filed permit under the name Project Isabel but withdrew the application on the same day.
Solar Power Initiatives
In 2017 Apple announced that it reached an agreement with NV Energy to build a 200 megawatt solar farm by 2019.
One of the solar fields, the Turquoise Solar Project, will have 60 M of solar energy production. It is located 2 miles from the data center at 21905 Reno Technology Pkwy East in Sparks, NV. Construction on the first phase of the Turquoise Solar project began in July 2018 and is scheduled to complete by the end of 2019. Phase I of the project will generate 10 MW of power and Phase II will bring the total energy output to 60 MW.