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Apple plans solar farm for NC complex

Permits issued to Apple by Catawba County, North Carolina, have revealed that the company plans to build a solar farm across from its data center in Maiden, NC. The Charlotte Observer reports that the company has been approved to reshape the slope of some of the 171 arces it owns opposite its massive data center. Notably, the permits offer no details about the farm itself, including its exact size and position, and the county has yet to be asked to approve a building permit for the property. Citing the Hickory Daily Record, Mac Rumors adds that local residents have been upset by the smoke from fires set to help clear the land. Apple’s website touts the company’s commitment to using sustainable energy when possible, as its facilities in Austin, Texas, Sacramento, California, and Cork, Ireland, are 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

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Re-shaping the slope of the land, clearing and burning trees ... all in the name of “clean energy”, right. I’m a big supporter of renewable energy, but the energy (and pollution) required to become “green” needs to be factored into the carbon footprint equation.

Posted by Charles Starrett on October 26, 2011 at 4:26 PM (CDT)

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I completely agree with rockmyplimsoul. I do hope that Apple has considered all of the facets.

Posted by Charles Starrett on October 27, 2011 at 11:34 AM (CDT)

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