Facebook to run data center with power from First Solar project

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(Bloomberg) --Facebook Inc. has agreed to power its Eagle Mountain Data Center in Utah with electricity from a solar farm being developed by First Solar Inc.

The 122-megawatt Cove Mountain 2 project will be built in Iron County, Utah, and is expected to open in 2020, First Solar said in a statement Thursday. Facebook will buy the power through an agreement with PacifiCorp, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Facebook already agreed to buy power from First Solar’s 58-megawatt Cove Mountain power plant. Cove Mountain 2 is expected to generate enough electricity to power about 36,000 homes, First Solar said.

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