Apple’s new massive North Carolina data center continues to move along through construction – and thank to Wired Magazine and their “ 1949 Piper PA-11 (Cub Special) iSpy Plane – we can now glimpse the first glints of solar panels.

The tech company has declared that the new installation will run on 100% renewables (60% on-site) by the end of the year. This will be achieved with a 171-acre solar array (capable of generating 84 million kWh of energy annually), a 4.8 megawatts biogas fuel cell plant courtesy of Bloom Energy, and likely a hearty helping of clean energy credits.

The US Green Building Council has already given the main datacenter LEED Platinum certification – the highest tier of the council’s rating system for environmentally friendly buildings.

You can check out the full gallery of photos from Wired’s spy plane here. 

Photo: Garrett Fisher/Wired