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Apple partners with NV Energy to build 200MW solar farm in Nevada

26 Jan 2017
Apple has announced a joint venture with NV Energy to build a 200-megawattt solar plant in Nevada, which aims to provide enough power to cater for Apple's energy needs in its Reno Technology Park data center.

Apple is expected to dedicate close to 5MW of solar power to NV Energy's solar subscription program which provides energy resources to other businesses and consumers.

"We are proud to play a role in helping Apple meet their energy needs with Nevada's abundant solar resource," said Paul Caudill, president and CEO of NV Energy. 

"In partnership with our customers, we continue to develop a more balanced fuel mix in a way that benefits the local economy by providing hundreds of jobs for Nevadans, particularly those in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 357 and 396, and advances the state's policy goals."

The solar farm is scheduled to begin operations in 2019.

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