Google at present announced the most important bundle of sustainable power offers ever. The bundle is price 1,600 megawatts in complete and contains 18 offers within the US, Chile and Europe. This brings Google & # 39; s present set of wind and photo voltaic agreements to round 5,500 megawatts (MW) and the variety of complete renewable power tasks by which it’s concerned to 52. Google argues that these new tasks that it has introduced at present are roughly $ 2 billion in funding in new power will yield infrastructure.
Within the US, Google says it would buy a complete of 720 MW from photo voltaic parks in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. In Chile, it buys a further 125 MW to supply energy to its information heart there. For causes identified solely to Google PR, the corporate will solely disclose particulars of its plans for Europe tomorrow at an occasion in Finland the place Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, shall be current.
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In at present's announcement, Pichai notes that a lot of Google's earlier investments in wind power have been made. Nonetheless, the brand new investments within the US are largely in photo voltaic power. The rationale for that, he notes, is the decreasing costs of solar energy. In Chile, the corporate is investing for the primary time in a hybrid photo voltaic and wind deal. "As a result of the wind usually blows at completely different occasions than the solar shines, we will hyperlink our Chilean information heart a big a part of day-after-day to carbon-free electrical energy," Pichai writes.
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