At a cost of about $750 million, Facebook’s new renewable energy data center will be built about 45 miles from Atlanta and is expected to be solar-powered. Construction will be underway soon. 

In four phases through 2029, the company plans to spend $2.5 billion in equipment and improvements. The growth of social media with storage-consuming photo and video properties creates massive data storage requirements, with a trend toward even more sophisticated applications that demand yet another leap in storage needs. 

Facebook will build the data center around two buildings occupying about 970,00 square feet; the growth will create about 100 new tech jobs.