Facebook planning giant Texan solar farm

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Facebook is partnering up with Longroad Energy, a renewable energy developer, to build a massive solar farm in Texas.

Called The Prospero Solar project, the Associated Press reports, the farm will occupy 18 square kilometers. This is more than five times the size of New York City's Central Park.

According to Engadget, the solar farm will have a capacity of 379 megawatts. This is part of Facebook's plan to use renewable energy to power its data centers. Facebook's data centers are used to store images, videos and other user information.

Engadget reports that Facebook is already using renewable energy for 75 percent of its business, as of last year. According to Facebook Sustainability, the company intends to become 100 percent energy efficient by 2020.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Facebook icon and a solar farm
2. The size of the solar farm and an energy icon
3. Facebook's data centers
4. What the company's data center stores

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Facebook is partnering up with Longroad Energy, a renewable energy developer, to build a massive solar farm in Texas."

"Called The Prospero Solar project, the Associated Press reports, the farm will occupy 18 square kilometers. "

"This is more than five times the size of New York City's Central Park."

"According to Engadget, the solar farm will have a capacity of 379 megawatts."

"This is part of Facebook's plan to use renewable energy to power its data centers."

"Facebook's data centers are used to store images, videos and other user information."

SOURCES: The Associated Press via The New York Times, Engadget, Fast Company, Facebook sustainability, https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/06/11/us/ap-us-facebook-solar-farms.html
https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/31/facebook-solar-farm-texas-renewable-energy/
https://www.fastcompany.com/90356697/facebook-is-investing-hundreds-of-millions-in-a-gigantic-new-solar-farm
https://sustainability.fb.com/sustainability-in-numbers/