Facebook data center will be powered with solar energy

Walton Electric Corp. has signed a contract with Silicon Ranch, a solar energy provider, to supply Facebook's data center in Newton County, Georgia, according to Elektrovesti.

Newton's Facebook data center is considered one of the most advanced and energy efficient in the world. For its energy supply, the project will build a 107 MW Snipesville II solar farm, which, according to the project plan, will be commissioned in 2021.

The new project will help achieve Facebook’s goal of 100% use of energy from renewable energy sources in all business processes, as well as strengthen the solar market in the region.

It was previously reported that Facebook is building a huge solar station with a capacity of 379 MW in West Texas. CEO Zuckerberg announced in April that Facebook is building six new solar projects to support its data centers.

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