Apple Breaks Ground On A New Mystery Building In North Carolina

Apple North Carolina Buildings

Photo: Wired

It’s no secret that Apple is constructing a new data centre in North Carolina to power the iCloud, but it looks like the company is planning something particularly ambitious.

Earlier this week, Wired flew a plane over the data centre and took pictures of the construction. The publication found that Apple has broken ground on several buildings in addition to the main data centre, including a smaller “tactical” data centre, a 100-acre solar farm and one mystery building.

Wired speculates that this building is a new biogas plant that Apple will use to convert biogas into electricity. This would confirm reports from earlier this year that Apple was planning to convert biogas from landfills into electricity to power the plant. This, combined with the new solar farm, should help Apple’s new data centre to run more efficiently and cheaply – and also to give Apple a little more eco-friendly credentials.

Here’s a close-up shot of the mystery building:

Apple North Carolina building

Photo: Wired

Check out the full Wired article for more details and pictures.

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