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Facebook switching to 100% renewable energy by 2020

Facebook is developing six solar plants to power its data centres. US-based utility Dominion Energy will add to its portfolio 350MW of solar assets in North Carolina and Virginia that will supply power for the social media giant.
The capacity will come from six projects, one of which was developed by Dominion Energy, while the other five have been or will be acquired from EDF Renewables, BayWa re Solar Projects and Strata Solar.
In a Facebook post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that “For Earth Day, we’re announcing six new solar projects to support Facebook data centres.
Our data centres are already some of the most energy-efficient in the world, and last year we set a goal for all our data centres and offices to use 100% renewable energy by 2020. These new solar projects will help us reach that goal.”