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Google pilots new renewables programme

27 Nov 2015

Google will purchase renewable energy from Duke Energy’s solar array in Rutherford County to power one of its data centres. The centre will receive clean energy equivalent to power almost 12,000 US households.

Google becomes the first customer of Duke Energy’s Green Source Rider programme, which offers companies with extensive energy needs the ability to offset energy consumption with renewable energy.

Last month Google announced plans to buy a 12.5% stake in the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Northern Kenya – Africa's largest wind farm.

Google was also among the 13 American multinationals that put forward $140bn of new low-carbon investment to the White House pledge as the group plans to invest in more than 1,600MW of renewable energy.