11 Jul Apple’s new Danish data centre to be powered by renewables
Apple Inc (NASDQ:AAPL) has announced it will build a new data centre in Denmark which will be powered entirely from renewable energy sources.
The data centre will begin operations by the second quarter of 2019 in Aabenraa in Southern Denmark, and will become Apple’s second such centre to run wholly from renewables in the Nordic nation.
The US technology giant has committed to a 100% clean energy target and also pledged to back the Paris climate accord with the issuing of a US$1 billion green bond, despite the US pulling out of the pact.
Erik Stannow, Nordic manager for Apple, said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding our data centre operations in Denmark, and investing in new sources of clean power.
“The reliability of the Danish grid is one of the main reasons we will operate two sites in Denmark.”
Denmark is a global leader in renewable energy with a highly developed wind power sector, recently passing the 4GW milestone for onshore installed capacity.