According to foreign media reports, the US state of Virginia Governor Terry - McCullough (Terry McAuliffe) claimed that social networking Facebook plans to invest more than 1 billion US dollars in the state to build data centers and solar power stations.
The technology giant will invest $ 750 million to build a 970,000-square-foot data center in Henrik County. In addition, it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to build "solar power stations" in order to use sustainable energy to provide power to the data center.
"I am very pleased to welcome Facebook to Hengleike County, which I am very proud of. We look forward to working closely with Facebook. "McCullough said in a statement.
The project will create thousands of construction jobs and 100 full-time business operations.
Rachel Peterson, head of Facebook's data strategy, added that when we consider new data center addresses, we not only focus on whether there is clean and sustainable energy in the area, but also whether there is a close Cooperative community relations, excellent talent pool, convenient fiber network and powerful power grid. Henrik County and Virginia meet all of these conditions. & rdquo;
In the use of sustainable energy, Facebook has ambitious plans. It claims to be ready to support the development of its business with 100 percent "clean and sustainable energy".
In the second quarter of 2017, the United States installed a total of about 2.4 billion watts of solar photovoltaic panels, an increase of 8 percent over the same period last year, according to research reports from market research firm GTM Research and the US Solar Industry Association.