Facebook's New Data Center Will Be Powered by the Wind

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Facebook's new wind powered data center will use 100 percent renewable energy. Photo: Shutterstock.

Facebook’s new wind-powered data center will use 100 percent renewable energy. Photo: Shutterstock

Facebook is going green — well, kind of.

The company announced that their new data center in Altoona, Iowa, will be supplied by 100 percent renewable energy when it goes online in 2015.

Facebook is working with a local company, MidAmerican Energy, to build, own and operate the wind-powered data center.

This is all part of the company’s pledge to reach 25 percent renewable energy in the data center mix by 2015. In a recent blog post, they stated:

“We have a lot of work ahead of us to help connect everyone, understand the world, and build the knowledge economy — and we will continue to seek out solutions that allow us to do so in the most efficient and sustainable ways possible.”

Facebook isn’t the only player in the green data-center ballpark. Several big tech companies are making strides towards a greener, cleaner future.

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