At some of Apple's data centers, which the company says have been powered with
100 percent renewable energy
since last March, it's easy to see where the clean energy is coming from.
Right outside Apple's massive data center in Maiden, North Carolina, is a sprawling
100-acre solar array
. But at other facilities, the clean power source is less evident because the company buys wind or solar energy on the wholesale market.
Last year, Apple said it planned to buy renewable energy on the wholesale market through the state's Direct Access program to meet its 100 percent clean energy source goals at the Oregon data center. Now it appears Apple will flip that plan on its head by building a solar farm and selling the power back to the utilities, according to OPB report.
Thumbnail photo: Solar array at Apple's Maiden, North Carolina data center from Apple
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