Facebook has announced that they will invest in a 110-acre site in Fort Worth, Texas that will be used for a new data center that will be completely powered by renewable energy.
This will be Facebook’s fifth data center with sites already in Iowa, Oregon, North Carolina, and Sweden. The new data center will come online late next year right after a new 200 megawatt wind project site currently under construction completes which will help power the massive datacenter.
“We also recognize that we all need to work together to ensure that our industry is more efficient and more sustainable over time. That’s why we openly share our designs for our data centers through the Open Compute Project, which now has more than 200 members and thousands of participants, all collaborating on the development of efficient and sustainable data center technologies.” Tom Furlong, VP of Infrastructure said.
Facebook said by the end of 2018 aims to be using 50% renewable energy in its data centers. Over the last three years, Facebook has saved more than $2 billion dollars.