US-based energy company Dominion Energy recently announced that it would add six new solar facilities totaling 350 megawatts (MW) to power social networking giant, Facebook.
The solar photovoltaic projects would be set up in Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC) and will by operational by mid-2020. These projects are planned to support Facebook’s aim to run completely on renewable energy by 2020, the energy firm said in a press release earlier.
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Dominion Energy to support our operations with new renewable energy resources and bring additional investment to the region,” said Bobby Hollis, head of global energy and site selection, Facebook.
Dominion Energy is set to bring online 490 MW of new solar capacity by mid-2020, part of the company’s largest goal of having 3 gigawatts of new solar and wind energy in operation or under development by 2022. Read more