Apple Inc. said on Monday it will invest €1.7 billion ($1.92 billion) to build two data centers in Europe that will run 100% on renewable energy. The centers -- located in County Galway in Ireland and central Jutland in Denmark -- are planned to power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, the App Store, iMessage, maps and Siri for the tech giant's European customers. "This significant new investment represents Apple's biggest project in Europe to date," said Chief Executive Tim Cook in the statement. "We're thrilled to be expanding our operations, creating hundreds of local jobs and introducing some of our most advanced green building designs yet." The two facilities are expected to begin operations in 2017.
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