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Facebook's New Data Center In Alabama Will Be Powered By Solar Farms

By Koty Neelis

Facebook's turning to renewable energy to power up their new data center in Alabama. The data center will run on 100 percent clean energy from the largest solar installations to be built in Tennessee and Alabama. 

In a statement released this week, The Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S. government agency that provides electricity to almost 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states, said that First Solar Inc. and NextEra Energy Inc. have been selected to build the installations.

“We are committed to supporting our operations with 100 percent renewable energy and look to partner with organizations like TVA who offer solutions to help meet that goal,” said Bryce Dalley, energy manager at Facebook, in a release.