Apple Makes a Big Investment in This Clean Energy

A massive solar (NYSE:TAN) farm will be Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) power source to construct a second data center when it breaks ground in Maiden, N.C. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been issued the permits necessary to prepare the 171-acre parcel of vacant land adjacent to the data center for a new construction project.

The name of that undertaking will be: “Project Dolphin Solar Farm A Expanded,” a riff on the data center’s original code name. Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) commitment to renewable energy (NYSE:PBW) is already evident with the manufacturing site in Cork, Ireland, being entirely wind-powered, and its Elk Grove, Calif. and Austin, Texas facilities which are now powered by 100 percent renewable energy resources

“The Project Dolphin Solar Farm would advance this commitment even further by establishing an on-site resource for renewable energy generation and setting the bar a bit higher for an industry whose pollution-limiting efforts extend no further than purchasing renewable energy credits,” according to