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Facebook’s datacentre landlord strikes deal to add solar power


Facebook is among the technology titans that are intent on powering all of their operations – including power-hungry datacentres – with solar and wind energy. — AFP

Facebook is among the technology titans that are intent on powering all of their operations – including power-hungry datacentres – with solar and wind energy. — AFP

Facebook Inc is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia datacentre where it leases space with solar power. 

Digital Realty Trust Inc, which operates the facility, agreed to buy about 80 megawatts of solar capacity from a project that SunEnergy1 expects to complete in North Carolina later this year. The social-media giant will get all of the associated renewable-energy certificates from the project, according to a statement Jan 24 from Digital Realty. 

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