“Hmm. I suspect they will have to hide he real power source for the data farm. Even 170 acres of solar cells wont do the job when its dark. Or raining. Or cloudy.”
So, if it works even 50% of the time, they’ve saved on electricity (less their solar costs).
It’s private capital. I am going to assume they’ve run the numbers. No way this is a PR move.
It is only viable with heavy gubment subsidies.
and will be partly responsible for powering iCloud
partial is right on the money.
So, if it works even 50% of the time, theyve saved on electricity (less their solar costs).
You better check out what 174 acres of solar panels gets you in NC. And you’re 50% number is off by 25% plus %. and those numbers are based on doing it in Death Valley.
Apple has $82 billion in cash. They won’t need to beg the EPA or DoE for it.
But it does rain a lot in that part of the world...nothing like the Northwest, but enough. They should have built the thing in west Texas .... plenty of wind power (tons of turbines) and plenty of sun too. Only thing it lacks? People!