Data centres will be powered by renewable energy

Apple to invest £1.25bn in data centres

Apple has announced plans to build and operate two new data centres, which will be powered by renewable energy.

The new centres will be located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland, in a plan worth £1.25 billion.

They will power Apple’s online services including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said: “This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date.

“We’re thrilled to be expanding our operations, creating hundreds of local jobs and introducing some of our most advanced green building designs yet.”

Each centre will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, having the lowest environmental impact yet for an Apple data centre.

Lisa Jackson, VP of environmental initiatives at Apple, added: “We believe that innovation is about leaving the world better than we found it, and that the time for tackling climate change is now.”

Operations at each centre will begin in 2017.

This news comes after rumours suggest Apple could start work on the ‘iCar’ in 2020.

However, Apple hasn’t confirmed whether the car will be developed yet. 

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