In an unprecedented move — and one that hasn’t yet been repeated
by other companies — Apple spent millions of dollars building two
massive solar panel farms and a large fuel cell farm near its data
center. These projects and are now fully operational and similar
facilities (owned by utilities) have cost in a range of $150
million to $200 million to build. Apple’s are the largest
privately-owned clean energy facilities in the U.S. and more
importantly, they represent an entirely new way for an internet
company to source and think about power.
The photos really show the scale of this endeavor.