Overhead shots of Apple's Prineville data center

Overhead shots of Apple's Prineville data center

Wired magazine sent a plane over the Prineville location of Apple's new $78 million data center.

When it goes fully online, Prineville will be fully powered by alternative energy. That might help cut it some slack from Greenpeace, which has been known to launch unexpected protests on Apple property armed with window-washers and black balloons.

Apple showed up in Prineville only after Facebook had built its own 330,000-square-foot data center just outside of town. The internet giants love locations like this, primarily because of their cheap real estate, local tax breaks, cool climates, and reliable and abundant power supplies.

Read more and see the photos at Wired.

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