TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook

AP
Published Nov 6, 2018, 3:48 pm IST
Updated Nov 6, 2018, 3:57 pm IST
Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two developers to build the electricity providers.
The federal utility plans on investing $8 billion in renewable energy over the next 20 years. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The federal utility plans on investing $8 billion in renewable energy over the next 20 years. (Photo: Pixabay)

Tennessee and Alabama will get their largest solar power projects yet, to supply a Facebook data centre with 100 percent renewable energy.

Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two developers to build the electricity providers.

 

John Bradley, TVA's senior vice president of Economic Development, said Friday that First Solar in Colbert County, Alabama and NextEra Energy Resources in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will produce 377 megawatts between them to supply Facebook's data centre in Huntsville, Alabama.

Doug Perry, TVA vice president of Commercial Energy Solutions, says the federal utility plans on investing $8 billion in renewable energy over the next 20 years.

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