Apple's Move to Renewable Energy

In 2010, Apple reported that just 16% of its total facilities were powered by renewables. Within just six years, that number skyrocketed up to 96% in 2016. In 2018, Apple said that it has achieved 100% renewable energy. Source: cleantechnica.com.

As of early 2018, Apple had 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totaling 626 MW of generation capacity. Notably, 286 MW of solar PV generation came online in 2017. There are 15 more projects under construction that represent over 1.4 GW of renewable energy generation across 11 countries.

In Prineville, Ore., the Apple signed a 200 MW power purchase agreement for an Oregon wind farm, the Montague Wind Power Project, set to come online by the end of 2019.

Apple’s data center in Maiden, N.C., is supported by projects that generate 244 million kWh of renewable energy per year, which is equivalent to the energy used by 17,906 North Carolina homes.

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Tim Cook

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Apple Maiden North Carolina
5977 Startown Road
Maiden, NC 28650
Located in North Carolina Data Center Corridor
  • 100.0 Megawatts
  • Utility: Duke Energy

The campus is 183-acres has a 505,000 sqft facility as well as a smaller 21,000 sqft "tactical data center.

Apple Mesa
3740 S Signal Butte Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
Located in Phoenix
  • Owns Owns the Building
  • 1,300,000 Building SqFt

The site was a former a sapphire-glass factory that supplied glass to Apple. The glass maker filed for bankruptcy and vacated the building in 2014. Now the 1.3 million square foot building is one of Apple’s data centers

Apple Denmark Viborg
Hobro Landevej 8
8830 Tjele, Denmark
Located in Denmark
  • 50.0 Megawatts
  • Utility: Energinet

The data center will be located next to one of Denmark’s largest electrical substations, which Apple said will help it eliminate the need for additional generators. The facility is designed to capture excess heat from equipment inside and conduct it into the district heating system to help warm homes in the neighboring community.

Apple Reno
Sparks
NV 89434
Located in Reno
  • 35.0 Megawatts
  • Owns Owns the Building

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.

Apple Prineville
1600 SW Baldwin Road
Prineville, OR 97754
Located in Bend Prineville
  • 56.0 Megawatts
  • Owns Owns the Building

Apple initially started in 2012 with 160 acres in Prineville to build a 338,000 square foot data center. At the time the facility planned to draw 20 Megawatts. Now the campus is set to grow to 3.2 million square feet.

Apple Waukee IA
Hickman Road
Waukee, IA
Located in Des Moines
  • 400,000 SqFt Under Construction
  • Owns Owns the Building

The 400,000 sqft data center will not be complete until 2020. Apple plans to build two "state-of-the-art" data centers on a 2,000-acre portion of a 3,500-acre site Waukee annexed in June

  • Utility: Energinet
  • Owns Owns the Building

As of April 2019, work on the data center has reportedly been stopped.

Apple Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Located in Hong Kong

Apple's first data center in Asia was built in the Hong Kong territory near the Shenzhen border. Construction started in 2013 and was finished in 2015.

Apple Guizhou
Guian New Area
China
Located in Guizhou
  • Q1 2020 Scheduled completion
Apple Ulanqab City
Ulanqab
Inner Mongolia, China
Located in Inner Mongolia
  • 0 Gross SqFt
  • 0 SqFt Under Construction

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In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other ...
In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other ...
Facility Outside Des Moines Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy
We will be developing a campus next to our existing facility that will be home to two new buildings. This new construction will bring our total Prineville footprint to more than 3.2 million square ...
Apple built a 50MW solar power plant on 300 acres in Florence, Ariz., which is used to power its Mesa data center.
Apple built a three of 100-acre solar arrays adjacent to the company's Maiden NC data center. Each solar field will produce 20-megawatts.
Groundbreaking for Apple's data center expansion in Reno.
The filters seem to go on forever.
The plan calls for 6 data center buildings
The administration building is to the left of the picture, while the current DC power station Tjele is just outside the picture to the right. 

There are two transformer stations which are below ...
The administration building is in the foreground

In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other ...
Apple Iowa Data Center Aerial View
Posted in Apple Waukee IA

In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one.

Source: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/08/apples-next-us-data-center-will-be-built-in-iowa/
In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other ...
Apple Iowa Data Center Aerial View
Posted in Apple Waukee IA

In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one.

Source: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/08/apples-next-us-data-center-will-be-built-in-iowa/
Facility Outside Des Moines Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Apple Waukee Iowa-Front of the Building
Posted in Apple Waukee IA

Facility Outside Des Moines Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Source: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/08/apples-next-us-data-center-will-be-built-in-iowa/
We will be developing a campus next to our existing facility that will be home to two new buildings. This new construction will bring our total Prineville footprint to more than 3.2 million square ...
Apple Rendering of 4th and 5th Data Centers in Prineville
Posted in Apple Prineville

We will be developing a campus next to our existing facility that will be home to two new buildings. This new construction will bring our total Prineville footprint to more than 3.2 million square feet and will represent an additional investment of $750 million.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/prineville-data-center/growing-our-presence-in-prineville/10155786565698133/
Apple Prineville DC Overhead
Posted in Apple Prineville
Apple built a 50MW solar power plant on 300 acres in Florence, Ariz., which is used to power its Mesa data center.
Apple's 50 MW Solar Farm in Florence AZ
Posted in Apple Mesa

Apple built a 50MW solar power plant on 300 acres in Florence, Ariz., which is used to power its Mesa data center.

Long Hallway
Posted in Apple Mesa Source: Tom Tingle - the Republic
Water Pumps for Cooling Servers
Posted in Apple Mesa Source: Tom Tingle - The Republic
Water Pumps for Cooling Servers
Posted in Apple Mesa Source: Tom Tingle - The Republic
Apple built a three of 100-acre solar arrays adjacent to the company's Maiden NC data center. Each solar field will produce 20-megawatts.
Apple Solar Farm for Maiden Data Center
Posted in Apple Maiden North Carolina

Apple built a three of 100-acre solar arrays adjacent to the company's Maiden NC data center. Each solar field will produce 20-megawatts.

Apple Maiden Campus Overview
Posted in Apple Maiden North Carolina Source: Hickoryrecord.com
City Document from 2016 Showing Apple's Planned Expansion in Prineville
Posted in Apple Prineville Source: City of Prineville
Groundbreaking for Apple's data center expansion in Reno.
Tim Cook Participates in the January 2018 Groundbreaking
Posted in Apple Reno

Groundbreaking for Apple's data center expansion in Reno.

The filters seem to go on forever.
Cooling Filtration Room
Posted in Apple Reno

The filters seem to go on forever.

Network Room at Apple's Reno Data Center
Posted in Apple Reno
Birds Eye of the Apple Campus in Reno
Posted in Apple Reno
The Apple Data Center is Located next to the Aarhus Universitet Foulum Campus
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg
The plan calls for 6 data center buildings
Viborg Campus Plan
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg

The plan calls for 6 data center buildings

The administration building is to the left of the picture, while the current DC power station Tjele is just outside the picture to the right. 

There are two transformer stations which are below ...
Another Sketch of the Viborg Facility in Denmark
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg

The administration building is to the left of the picture, while the current DC power station Tjele is just outside the picture to the right.

There are two transformer stations which are below the data halls.

The administration building is in the foreground
Rendering of Viborg Data Center Campus
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg

The administration building is in the foreground

Source: Apple
Caverion built a dedicated 150kV high-voltage station for Apple
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg Source: Caverion
Apple's Global Data NOC in Mesa
Posted in Apple Mesa
Transformer Station Near the Apple (and Google) Construction Projects
Posted in Apple Aabenraa Kassø (Construction Halted)
Site Plan for Apple's 2nd Data Center in Denmark
Posted in Apple Aabenraa Kassø (Construction Halted) Source: Aabenraa Kommune
Apple's Data Center in Foulum (Viborg) under Construction in 2017
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg
Google Acquired Land Adjacent to Apple's Data Center Construction Project in Aabenraa
Posted in Apple Aabenraa Kassø (Construction Halted) Source: Aabenraa Municipality
Viborg Data Center in 2020
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg Source: Apple
Apple is investing in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines near the Danish town of Esbjerg
Posted in Apple Denmark Viborg Source: Apple