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Google commits to largest US Renewable Energy purchase

07 Jan 2016

Google has announced that it has made the largest-ever renewable energy purchase as a non-utility company. The purchase will see Google add an additional 842 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to provide further power for Google’s data centres.

The green power that will fulfil Google’s energy needs will be obtained from a number of sources, including 225 MW from Invenergy (USA), 80 MW from Acciona Energia (Chile), and 76 MW from Eolus Vind (Sweden), to name a few. So far, Google has purchased over 2 GW of renewable energy to date. This contract will assist Google with its aim to power 100 percent of its operations using clean energy by 2025.

“These long-term contracts range from 10-20 years and provide projects with the financial certainty and scale necessary to build these wind and solar facilities—thus bringing new renewable energy onto the grid in these regions,” said Google.

“Beyond our efforts to power our own operations with renewables, we’ve made separate agreements to fund $2.5 billion into 22 large-scale renewable energy projects over the last five years, from Germany to Kansas to Kenya.”

Google is one of many blue chip companies committed to the transition of utilising clean energy. Global giants such as Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon also seek to achieve ambitious renewable goals.

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