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Apple’s new data facility in Iowa will be powered entirely by renewable energy.

The tech giant confirmed plans for a 400,000-square-foot data center that will better support North American users of its popular services, including iMessage®, Siri®, and the App Store®. The company has committed to powering its worldwide operations with 100% clean energy, a goal it has already achieved in America and 23 other countries.

“At Apple, we’re always looking at ways to deliver even better experiences for our customers. Our new data center in Iowa will help serve millions of people across North America who use Siri, iMessage, Apple Music and other Apple services — all powered by renewable energy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

And the move was welcomed by local politicians.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds added: “Apple’s commitment to innovation and renewable energy leadership mirrors our own. This investment in our state is vital as we continue to develop as a technology hub and grow our workforce.”