Facebook plans 437 MW of solar to power Oregon data centers

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Facebook and Pacific Power said Wednesday they are teaming up to construct solar projects that will produce enough power to offset what the social media giant consumes at its data centers in Prineville, Oregon.The solar projects—two near Prineville and four in Utah—will generate 437 megawatts of power when completed by the end of 2020.Data centers use large amounts of energy to run and cool the computers inside. The solar power for Facebook’s Prineville campus is roughly equivalent to the energy use of 100,000 Northwest homes. The company declined to say how much it will cost to build the solar projects or how the cost of the clean energy will compare to what it pays now, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.The companies along with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced the deal at an event in Prineville. “This partnership bolsters Prineville’s 21st century model for a small town,” Brown said. “With projects like these, we continue to demonstrate that Oregon is ready for the clean energy economy of the future.”Facebook, drawn by tax breaks, has three data centers in the Central Oregon community and is adding two more.More: Facebook goes solar to power Oregon data centers Facebook plans 437 MW of solar to power Oregon data centerslast_img read more

Nadal eases to 10th Barcelona Open title

first_imgBy Richard MartinBARCELONA,(Reuters)-Rafael Nadal won a record-extending 10th Barcelona Open tennis title on Sunday by thrashing Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4 6-1, collecting his second claycourt title in a row.Nadal, who won the Monte Carlo Masters for a 10th time last week, romped to the title without dropping a set on the newly renamed Rafa Nadal court at the Real Tennis Club in Barcelona, and needed just 90 minutes to finish off Thiem.Thiem had beaten the 14-times Grand Slam champion on clay in the Argentina Open last year and earned a place in the final by beating world number one Andy Murray for the first time in his career on Saturday, but he proved no match for Nadal.The Mallorcan took a while to impose himself on Thiem on an overcast day in Barcelona with the cold weather slowing down the court.Thiem earned the first breakpoint of the match but Nadal recovered and eventually took the first set by breaking his opponent in the 10th game.There was no let-up in the second set from Nadal, who broke the 23-year-old Austrian twice in a row before serving for the championship and wrapping up his 51st tournament win on clay.“I’m especially happy for these 10 victories in two tournaments that are as special to me as Monte Carlo and Barcelona, especially here as it’s my club, and for the support of these incredible fans,” Nadal told Spanish network TVE.“It’s a dream start to the claycourt season.”Thiem paid tribute to his opponent after Nadal’s 71st tournament win in his career.“First of all congrats to Rafa, 10 titles here and in Monte Carlo, it’s unbelievable,” he said.“I really enjoyed the week in Barcelona. There are worse things than to lose against the greatest player on clay ever. I enjoyed it even though I lost and I really hope I can come back in the next years.”last_img read more