American technology company Apple is set to construct a 20MW solar farm in Nevada, in partnership with NV Energy.
The proposed solar power plant, which will power the company’s new data center, will be constructed by solar panel manufacturer SunPower.
Apple said that it expected the solar farm to be completed over the next eight months. It is anticipated to generate around 43.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity, by reducing carbon emissions equivalent to taking 6,400 passenger vehicles off the road a year.
Meanwhile, Apple’s new data center will employ about 35 people annually, increasing to 41 people by 2016.
Currently, all of the Apple’s data centers employ 100% renewable energy, and the company is in line to meet that goal through its new Reno data center using concentrating solar panels.