Facebook will spend $750 million on a new data center in central Ohio. The 22-acre data center will be powered exclusively with renewable energy. It is expected to employ 100 people to start and to begin providing services in 2019.
Several factors attracted Facebook to the location, including fiber and power infrastructure, government support, livability and the availability of high-tech talent. plus the availability of renewable energy sources, including wind, solar and hydro.
Facebook believes that it is critical to continue developing the renewables, because at the end of the day, if the Facebooks and the Googles and the PayPals and the Amazons are not going to spear head this transition to alternate energy, then who would.