American electronics giant Apple is planning to build a 20MW solar farm to facilitate power requirements at its data center in Reno, Nevada.
The company has collaborated with Nevada utility company NV Energy for the plant in Washoe County and has contracted SunPower to build the project.
Apple said that the new solar project is in line with company’s plan to power its facilities in US with renewable energy power.
"All of Apple’s data centers use 100% renewable energy, and we are on track to meet that goal in our new Reno data center using the latest in high-efficiency concentrating solar panels," Apple added in the statement.
"When completed, the 137-acre solar array will generate approximately 43.5 million kilowatt hours of clean energy, equivalent to taking 6,400 passenger vehicles off the road per year."
Reno solar project will feature SunPower Oasis C7 system that is a set of parabolic mirrors to reflect sunlight onto solar cell receivers, and the project will take nearly eight months to complete.