RICHMOND, Va. — Facebook plans to build a massive new $750 million data center in central Virginia, with an energy-efficient design and a plan to boost the state’s adoption of renewable power.

The social media giant said Thursday that the center just outside Richmond will conserve energy by incorporating outdoor air and “direct evaporative cooling systems.”

Facebook is partnering with Dominion Energy to offset the energy used by the data center with power produced by new solar installations around the state.

Facebook is the latest tech giant to use its leverage to increase solar power in Virginia, which was virtually non-existent a few years ago. Amazon and Microsoft also signed deals in Virginia reliant on new solar construction.