Apple has hired NV Energy vice president Bobby Hollis to work as its Senior Renewable Energy Manager, according to Hollis’ LinkedIn Web page. The move appears to have taken place in April, and it sees Apple continue to focus on powering its company using environmentally-friendly renewable energy sources.
The news reached us from MacRumors, which explains:
Hollis spent five years at electric company NV Energy in Nevada, where he served as the Vice President of Renewable Energy and Origination.
Hollis also served on the board of the Solar Electric Power Association before leaving NV Energy and was also recently named one of Las Vegas’s 40 Under Forty business leaders.
The publication also suggests that Hollis could have worked with Apple during his time at NV Energy; Cupertino and NV Energy reportedly partnered in order to construct a solar farm to power Apple’s Reno data center. At NV Energy, Hollis’ duties included “leading renewable energy efforts and creating energy supply contracts the company,” MacRumors adds.
Apple’s hire of Hollis comes after the company has been under the media spotlight for its promising renewable energy practices.
Cupertino recently offered NBC’s “Today” show a rare look inside its North Carolina data center (which is powered by 100 percent renewable energy), and before this, Greenpeace praised Apple’s eco-friendly data centers and even hired a blimp to further publicize their message.
With Apple’s futuristic Campus 2 slated to run on 100 percent renewable energy, it comes as no surprise to see that Cupertino is continuing to hire and develop in this area. We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
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