Tom Furlong, Facebook Director of Operations, announced Today in Lulea, Sweden, that it's new server farm on the edge of the Arctic Circle, it's first outside the U.S , that will improve performance for European users of the social networking site.
- The cold climate is crucial for keeping the servers cool.
- Access to Renewable energy from nearby hydro-power facilities.
Located 60 miles (100 kilometers), south of the Arctic Cicle, Lulea lies near hydropower stations on a river that generates twice as much electricity as the Hoover Dam on the border of Nevada and Arizona, Facebook said.
Facebook's move towards Renewable Energy is appreciated.