• Apple has pledged to completely power the facility with renewable energy, building out solar projects in the process.
  • The announcement comes four months after an earlier Apple plan for the 1.3 million-square-foot facility it bought in 2013 failed. Apple had a deal with Merrimack, New Hampshire-based GT Advanced Technologies to use the plant to make sapphire glass for its products, but the company declared bankruptcy in October after production issues developed.
  • “Other major data center operators, especially market leader Amazon Web Services, should begin to match the speed and scale of Apple’s progress by adopting renewable energy at a pace that matches their growth,” Greenpeace Senior IT Sector Analyst Gary Cook said in the news release.

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