Facebook unveils plan to build a fifth data center all made with renewable energy in Fort Worth.
Today Facebook officially announced it will be constructing a fifth data center. The location of the data center has been revealed as Fort Worth, Texas. The new data center will join other previous data centers constructed by Facebook in Altoona, Prineville, Forest City and Lulea.
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The new venue in Fort Worth will not only serve as a data center but Facebook claims it will also help in bringing apps and services by Facebook through an easier channel to the customers.
Facebook has promised the data center will be state of the art venue with the most advanced and sustainable energy resources. Building energy efficient data centers is a part of Facebook’s policy and it has helped them save more than a whopping $2 billion in the past three years.
Just like the previous four data centers by Facebook the new center in Fort Worth Data Center will also be powered by the wind power system. The system will comprise of 100 percent renewable energy as Facebook will be building a 200 MW wind energy system in the Texas grid.
Facebook went on to claim in their announcement that due to their efforts in saving the environment the carbon impact created by their one single employee is only equal to the amount of pollution produced while making a medium latte of coffee.
Facebook also stressed upon the importance of working together a sustainable world and sharing knowledge. Therefore Facebook has decided to openly share their plans with others on the Open Compute Project, which has thousands of members.
The plans of the data centers will allow others to improve their own building plans and even help Facebook in improvements by suggestions.