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Google invests in Dutch wind farm to power new datacentre

02 Dec 2014

Google has signed a new long-term deal to buy the entire output of a Dutch wind farm, which will fuel the organisation's new €600 million datacentre in the Netherlands.

The 10 year contract with Dutch power company, Eneco, means that Google’s Eemshaven datacentre will be powered by 100% renewable energy from its first day of operation in the first half of 2016. The new wind farm will be an onshore-offshore development that uses 19 turbines to generate 62 MW of renewable energy, using 50% less energy than the average datacentre.

This is Google’s eighth long-term agreement for purchasing renewable energy.