Things are looking green around Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina data center, and it’s not just due to the fact that it’s springtime. The North Carolina Utilities Commission has approved (PDF) Apple’s plans to construct and operate a 4.8-megawatt fuel cell facility at the data center, providing green power for at least a portion of the electricity needs of the huge location.
As noted previously on TUAW, Apple will be using natural gas-powered fuel cells called Bloom Boxes to generate electricity and exhaust CO2 and water to the environment with no combustion byproducts. Th…
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North Carolina approves Apple’s plans for 4.8-megawatt fuel cell facility