Facebook is planning to tap renewable energy to power a new data center. Facebook will construct its new data center in the Nebraskan city of Papillion. In addition, construction of new wind farms in the state will allow the company to power the facility solely through wind-generated electricity.
“We’re thrilled to have found a home in Nebraska and to embark on this exciting partnership,” said Tom Furlong, VP of Infrastructure at Facebook. “Everything here has been as advertised — from a committed set of community partners and strong pool of talent to the opportunity to power our facility with 100% renewable energy.”