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Facebook Signs 200MW Wind Energy Deal With Apex Clean Energy in Texas

The social media giant will buy power from a project set to become the largest single-site wind farm in the U.S. Facebook signed up to buy a 200-megawatt chunk of power from the Aviator Wind project in Texas, set to become the largest single-site U.S. wind farm when completed next year, according to developer Apex … Continue reading Facebook Signs 200MW Wind Energy Deal With Apex Clean Energy in Texas

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Facebook made a commitment on renewable energy

The new commitment builds upon the firm’s 2015 goal of supporting 50 percent of its facilities with renewable energy by 2018. Facebook had signed contracts for more than three gigawatts of new solar and wind energy since 2013, when it purchased wind power for the first time. The new commitment builds upon the firm’s 2015 … Continue reading Facebook made a commitment on renewable energy

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EDP Renewables, Facebook Partner to Develop New Wind Farm

Long-term power purchase agreement will bring the Headwaters II Wind Farm to Randolph County, Indiana, in 2020. EDP Renewables, SA (EDPR), through its fully-owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), announces that it has secured a 139 megawatt (MW) 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Facebook for the energy produced from its Headwaters … Continue reading EDP Renewables, Facebook Partner to Develop New Wind Farm

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Facebook signs deal with Vattenfall to power data centres with wind energy

Facebook, has signed a deal with Swedish power company, Vattenfall, to supply its data centres in Norway and Sweden with renewable power. The 15-year deal will see Vattenfall provide 1,00GWh of power annually, sourced from the 294MW capacity Bjerkreim wind farms. The three farms will feature 70 4.2MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines and will be … Continue reading Facebook signs deal with Vattenfall to power data centres with wind energy

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Facebook and Adobe to buy wind power from Nebraska facility

Facebook is to expand its use of wind energy through a new power purchase agreement with Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA). The deal, announced Monday, builds upon a previous one in which Facebook agreed to purchase the output from a 200-megawatt (MW) section of the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Dixon County, Nebraska. Under … Continue reading Facebook and Adobe to buy wind power from Nebraska facility

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Wind energy to power Facebook data centre in Nebraska

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in the United States. Once completed, Rattlesnake Creek will have a total installed capacity of 320 MW and will be Enel’s first wind farm in the state of Nebraska. “This … Continue reading Wind energy to power Facebook data centre in Nebraska

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Enel’s New 320 MW U.S. Wind Project Will Power Facebook Data Centre in Nebraska

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in the United States. Once completed, Rattlesnake Creek will have a total installed capacity of 320 MW and will be Enel’s first wind farm in the state of Nebraska. “This … Continue reading Enel’s New 320 MW U.S. Wind Project Will Power Facebook Data Centre in Nebraska

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Facebook provides boost for wind energy

Facebook gave a thumbs-up to the development of a long-dormant wind farm project in rural Dixon County. The social media giant announced on its own platform late last week it partnered with developer Trade Winds Energy of Lenexa, Kansas, to build the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project in northeast Nebraska. Facebook plans to use energy from … Continue reading Facebook provides boost for wind energy

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Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

Dominion Energy Virginia will add new solar generation to the power grid to serve a new state-of-the-art data center Facebook plans to build in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Facebook announced Thursday it has selected a location in eastern Henrico County as home to its eighth data center in the United States. This was made possible through … Continue reading Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

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Facebook buys more wind power

Here’s news we can all “like” today: Facebook announced plans last week to locate its newest data center in rural Nebraska. Thanks to a new renewable energy tariff provided by their future local utility, low-cost wind energy will power 100 percent of the facility. A big footprint This will be a big data center. Spread … Continue reading Facebook buys more wind power

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Brookfield and Facebook to Enter Long-Term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement in Ireland

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and Facebook Inc., today announced a long-term renewable energy supply agreement. Brookfield Renewable will supply 100% renewable wind energy to Facebook’s second European data center under construction in Clonee, County Meath, Ireland and to Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin. Brookfield’s Irish operations comprise over 465 MW of operating wind assets in … Continue reading Brookfield and Facebook to Enter Long-Term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement in Ireland

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Facebook the latest company to purchase wind energy

Facebook will be powering its newest data center with 100 percent wind energy – making it the latest of several companies to recognize the value of this stably-priced clean power source.     The company wrote that the data center in Fort Worth, Texas will be powered by 200 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy: … Continue reading Facebook the latest company to purchase wind energy

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Wind energy to power Facebook’s data center

Facebook announced it will use 100 percent wind energy to run its new data center in Texas. The social networking giant has committed to powering all its operations with 50 percent renewable energy in the next three years. Facebook will partner with Alterra Energy to build a 202-megawatt wind farm on 17,000 acres to fully … Continue reading Wind energy to power Facebook’s data center

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Facebook is building a big wind power data center in Texas

The data center will use wind power from a large wind farm that is also under construction on 17,000 acres of land in Clay County about 90 miles from the data center. By agreeing to buy the power from the 200-megawatt wind farm, Facebook helped bring the clean power project onto the grid. Facebook says … Continue reading Facebook is building a big wind power data center in Texas

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Facebook develops solar power drones

Looks like Facebook’s ambitions are of a flying variety. Code named the Aquila (that is The Eagle to you), Facebook plans on beaming down the internet to its users through that very Eagle. At its F8 developer conference today in Fort Mason, Facebook revealed plans that showcased a V shaped unmanned vehicle that has a wingspan comparable to … Continue reading Facebook develops solar power drones

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Greenpeace report points to Google, Facebook efforts to green the Internet

Apple, which was given a low score by the environmental group two years ago, made the most gains in transparency, internal conservation efforts and the use and advocacy of renewable energy, Greenpeace said in a report. Google has been a leader in committing to renewable energy, with procurement deals to purchase wind power from utilities … Continue reading Greenpeace report points to Google, Facebook efforts to green the Internet

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Facebook: wind energy was a deciding factor in locating its data center in Iowa

Facebook says it will begin operating its new data center in Altoona in early 2015 powered entirely by renewable energy that will come from a new wind project in Wellsburg, Ia. The Menlo Park, Calif., company will use renewable energy certificates to track the wind power needed to offset its data center consumption. Facebook said … Continue reading Facebook: wind energy was a deciding factor in locating its data center in Iowa

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