MacNN is reporting that Apple has submitted additional plans for its new data center to the city of Prineville, Oregon. Apple is already working on a 10,000 square-foot data center in Prineville; the new plans add 500,000 square feet in new buildings that would be separate from the development already underway.
In total, Apple would use approximately 107 acres of the 160-acre site. Apple has also committed to ensuring its data centers use renewable resources, although what form they would take at the Oregon center isn't clear. Apple is in the process of adding both a solar farm and a fuel cell system to its Maiden, North Carolina facility.
To the north of Prineville is Sherman County, which already has a few wind farms. Apple may fill some of its energy needs by buying power from that area. It's also likely to use on-site renewable energy, as it has at the Maiden data center.