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  • Updated: April 15, 2021

Facebook Buys Wind Power In India

Facebook Buys Wind Power In India

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Mumbai-based CleanMax to purchase a renewable energy project in India, its biggest market by users.

The 32-megawatt wind energy project is located in the Karnataka area and is part of an extensive collaboration between the social networking giant and the India-based company in wind and solar energy, according to their joint statement.

CleanMax will own and operate the projects, while Facebook will buy the power off the grid using environmental attribute certificates, or carbon credits, the companies said.

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In Singapore, Facebook has announced similar partnerships with energy providers Sunseap Group, Terrenus Energy, and Sembcorp Industries on projects that can produce 160 MW of solar power.

It was emphasized that the energy from the above projects is used by the technology giant for its first data center in Asia, which is scheduled to start operating next year. 

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced separately on Thursday that the company’s global operations are now supported wholly by renewable energy and that it has reached net-zero emissions.

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