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Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Solar Power ()
Date: May 04, 2014 01:43PM

Apple has long maintained that its data center in Oregon will be 100 percent powered by clean energy, following in the footsteps of its ground-breaking data center in Maiden, North Carolina. And now there’s some news about how Apple it will do it: according to Oregon Public Broadcasting, Apple is buying up additional land to build a solar farm near the data center in Prineville, Oregon and could sell the power from the solar project back to the local utility.

Apple used this method for its two 20 MW solar farms in North Carolina, and will also likely do this for its 137-acre solar farm in Reno, Nevada. The strategy to directly work with solar panel provider and project developer SunPower to build a solar system that is owned by Apple is unusual in the Internet industry, particularly at the scale that Apple is doing it.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: iFarms ()
Date: May 04, 2014 02:19PM

iFarm
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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 04, 2014 02:28PM

Let's say a couple thousand pigeons decided to hang around this solar farm......do massive amounts of bird shit on the solar panels cause brownouts or blackouts?

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Cleaning ()
Date: May 04, 2014 02:32PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Let's say a couple thousand pigeons decided to
> hang around this solar farm......do massive
> amounts of bird shit on the solar panels cause
> brownouts or blackouts?

Solar panels are usually cleaned to keep dirt and dust off. I think Amazon has some robot cleaning device. Not sure about Apple.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Cleaner ()
Date: May 04, 2014 02:37PM

Truck cleaning system
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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 04, 2014 02:46PM

Cool!

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Solar Power ()
Date: May 04, 2014 03:02PM

Solar powered solar cell cleaners.

But then who cleans the cleaners solar cell?
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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 04, 2014 03:52PM

Solar Power Wrote:
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> Solar powered solar cell cleaners.
>
> But then who cleans the cleaners solar cell?





Sounds like a philosophical question....

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Lunar power? ()
Date: May 04, 2014 04:00PM

Has anyone ever tried using lunar to have the moon power electricity?

Is lunar power possible?

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: TidalPower ()
Date: May 04, 2014 04:54PM

Lunar power? Wrote:
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> Has anyone ever tried using lunar to have the moon
> power electricity?
>
> Is lunar power possible?

There are a couple of power sites that use tides\water to make electricity. Kinda of lunar power since the moon creates the tides. Called tidal electricity. It works in areas where there a strong tides.
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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Historian ()
Date: May 04, 2014 05:36PM

I've been told that the moon and tides control when a womans menstarual cycle begins and ends.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Power Sources ()
Date: May 04, 2014 07:01PM

Historian Wrote:
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> I've been told that the moon and tides control
> when a womans menstarual cycle begins and ends.

Interesting. Could this be used as a power source?

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Sad story ()
Date: May 04, 2014 07:15PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Let's say a couple thousand pigeons decided to
> hang around this solar farm......do massive
> amounts of bird shit on the solar panels cause
> brownouts or blackouts?


A couple years ago several hundred birds landed on a long solar power strip. The birds all died because it was so hot. The panels confuse the birds into thinking that it is safe place to land.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Sder ()
Date: May 04, 2014 07:25PM

Sad story Wrote:
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> eesh Wrote:
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> A couple years ago several hundred birds landed on
> a long solar power strip. The birds all died
> because it was so hot. The panels confuse the
> birds into thinking that it is safe place to land.

How do think the solar strips lured in the birds?...

Pisstttt, here birdy birdy, I got sunflower seeds.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: 4DUWd ()
Date: May 04, 2014 07:39PM

>A couple years ago several hundred birds landed on a long solar power strip. The birds all died because it was so hot. The panels confuse the birds into thinking that it is safe place to land.

Ban solar power! It's bad for the environment.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Swed ()
Date: May 04, 2014 08:13PM

4DUWd Wrote:
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> >A couple years ago several hundred birds landed
> on a long solar power strip. The birds all died
> because it was so hot. The panels confuse the
> birds into thinking that it is safe place to
> land.
>
> Ban solar power! It's bad for the environment.

How do we know these birds weren't in some of suicide Doomsday cult?

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: May 04, 2014 08:30PM

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: ZoonZoom ()
Date: May 04, 2014 08:43PM

TidalPower Wrote:
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> > There are a couple of power sites that use
> tides\water to make electricity. Kinda of lunar
> power since the moon creates the tides. Called
> tidal electricity. It works in areas where there
> a strong tides.

They need to put one of those at Jupiter Inlet in Jupiter Florida because you gotta see the tide there to believe it. It looks like the Colorado River going in and out!

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 04, 2014 10:57PM

Historian Wrote:
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> I've been told that the moon and tides control
> when a womans menstarual cycle begins and ends.





It really just depends on whether she is some sort of succubus fucking bitch. Just look at Alias, she's been going through menopause for twenty years now.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 04, 2014 10:58PM

Numbers Wrote:
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> .


OpenHydro looks like an anus.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Solar Centers ()
Date: May 05, 2014 10:40AM

All of the data centers, not just Apple, are now moving towards solar power. They both be powered and make money off the returned powered.

It also makes sense to have alternate power off the grid. If a section of the power grid is wiped out the solar powered data centers can still function.

It's easy to build huge data centers in dessert areas that are very flat. You don't very much info structure like a town to support the centers.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: May 05, 2014 06:52PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Just look at Alias,
> she's been going through menopause for twenty
> years now.


Not as long as you've been going through puberty.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: WbLxN ()
Date: May 05, 2014 09:34PM

>How do we know these birds weren't in some of suicide Doomsday cult?

If we didn't have solar panels, then the birds wouldn't be able to kill themselves.

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Sillyness ()
Date: May 06, 2014 08:34AM

WbLxN Wrote:
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> >How do we know these birds weren't in some of
> suicide Doomsday cult?
>
> If we didn't have solar panels, then the birds
> wouldn't be able to kill themselves.

How much energy do guns produce? Can I hook a gun one up to my house and power it? There's a productive purpose to solar cells. Your analogy is terribly flawed.

Stop being stupid. (If it's possible, lol)

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Oy vey! ()
Date: May 06, 2014 08:39AM

Sillyness Wrote:
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> WbLxN Wrote:
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> -----
> > >How do we know these birds weren't in some of
> > suicide Doomsday cult?
> >
> > If we didn't have solar panels, then the birds
> > wouldn't be able to kill themselves.
>
> How much energy do guns produce? Can I hook a gun
> one up to my house and power it? There's a
> productive purpose to solar cells. Your analogy
> is terribly flawed.
>
> Stop being stupid. (If it's possible, lol)

I thought this thread was about Solar Polar, how did we get on guns?

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Atom ()
Date: May 07, 2014 04:23AM

How many trees do they cut down to make the solar fields?

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Re: Apple Moving iCloud Data Centers to Solar Polar
Posted by: Window warshers ()
Date: May 07, 2014 07:28PM

How many illegals will they hire to clean the panels?

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