According to reports published in the Hickory Daily Record, Apple is expanding its data center operations in North Carolina with the purchase of $3 million worth of land in Conover, Catawba County. The purchase includes a 218.885 acre and another 0.251 acre for a new solar farm. HDR cited “deeds and a plat book at the Catawba County Register of Deeds.”
According to the report, the land is located on the East side of the La Beir drive extension in Conover, with a part of it located on the West side. The Catawbay County Economic Development Corporation has agreed to install new infrastructure at a new data center park that it operates on about 70 acre of land adjacent to Apple’s property. The President of Catawbay County Economic Development Corporation has told HDR, “an industry approached EDC about purchasing a portion of the properties for a potential future project.” confirming that it would fund development but did not disclose if Apple was involved.
New aerial shots of the construction site at Apple’s new data center and solar farm at Maiden, NY, have been published in the report. According to Apple, the Maiden data center site accounts for a 100 acre, 20 megawatt installation and another 100 acre, a few miles away. This site is the only center of Apple in the Catawbay County, apart from the other solar farms and data center installations in Maiden.
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