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Apple Building Solar Farm In North Carolina 172

Posted by samzenpus
from the working-on-sunshine dept.
jfruhlinger writes "Apple's North Carolina data center will, it appears, be turning greener: the company is building a dedicated solar farm to power it. That would be a welcome turnaround for proponents of green energy, as Apple was lured to North Carolina in part by the promise of cheap electricity from coal-fired plants."
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Apple Building Solar Farm In North Carolina

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  • Solar power... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by David_Hart (1184661) on Sunday October 30, 2011 @01:07PM (#37886818)

    I applaud this move by Apple. I'm a big proponet of solar power. The more companies that integrate solar into their energy needs, the less expensive the technology becomes. It's finally getting to the point where an average homeowner can break even on an investment in solar.

  • Re:Solar power... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by poofmeisterp (650750) on Sunday October 30, 2011 @01:12PM (#37886864) Journal

    I applaud this move by Apple. I'm a big proponet of solar power. The more companies that integrate solar into their energy needs, the less expensive the technology becomes. It's finally getting to the point where an average homeowner can break even on an investment in solar.

    If you made the price one that equaled or exceeded the current monthly/yearly expenditure on electric bills -AND- made the equipment affordable up-front, it would be a win-win.

    People are short-sighted these days with the economy being the way it is. They want to save money NOW, as well as save money long-term. Make it happen, that's your challenge.

  • Re:Solar power... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Surt (22457) on Sunday October 30, 2011 @01:18PM (#37886894) Homepage Journal

    The big advantage to green energy is that even if it is a bubble, you still accrue the long term benefits.

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