What you need to know
- Apple has announced that it is expanding its Viborg data center.
- The Danish data center will also begin collecting excess heat energy.
- The Viborg data center already provides power for the Danish power grid.
Apple has announced that it plans to expand operations at its Viborg, Denmark data center while also installing infrastructure that will allow it to capture excess heat energy for the benefit of the city.
As part of a wider announcement relating to the company's environmental initiatives, Apple confirmed that it will grow operations at its existing Viborg data center, although it didn't go into detail as to what that will look like. The Viborg data center will also collect excess heat energy for use in the surrounding city.
The same data center already uses the world's largest onshore wind turbines as its power source with all surplus energy being fuelled back into the Danish power grid.
Apple has made Green Bond investments totaling $4.7 billion with more details about what the company is doing with them available in a longer Newsroom post (opens in new tab) now available.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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