Apple's Maiden Data Center
Adopting Self-Generated Renewable Energy: A Game-Changer for Reducing Data Center’s Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions
The Potential of On-site Energy Generation
demonstrated by Apple’s Maiden Data Center showcases the value of self-generation by providing cost certainty and decarbonization. Apple’s strategic choice exemplifies the trend amongst manufacturers and data center owners opting for energy independence by moving away from the grid.
Apple's Maiden Data Center Now Capitalizes On
20 MW of solar energy
is enough to power 60-100% of the data center’s energy needs, or 17,600 homes per year.
10 MW of biogas fuel cells
to secure a renewable baseload power to deliver power at all times of the day and serve as back-up in the case of a grid outage.
Increased energy reliability and resilience
transitioning to Behind-The-Meter generation reduces reliance on unpredictable market conditions and enhances operational resilience, protecting against grid fluctuations and securing stable energy costs.