Google has bought destiny output from yet to be constructed wind strength farms in Norway and Sweden to strength its statistics centres in Europe, the enterprise and farm builders stated on Thursday.
Google stated in a separate statement it has additionally agreed to shop for power from a smaller wind farm undertaking in Sweden, setting the whole newly acquired capacity at 236 megawatts (MW).
Norway’s Zephyr and Norsk Vind Energi stated the 50-turbine, one hundred sixty-megawatt ability onshore Tellenes wind farm south of Stavanger is predicted to be fully operational in overdue 2017, while it’d emerge as the most important wind farm within the usa.
In Sweden Google is shopping for electricity from a 22-turbine undertaking near Mariestad, critical Sweden, which will be finished by using early 2018.
The fee of the deals turned into now not disclosed.
“Google has been carbon-neutral due to the fact that 2007 and we are dedicated to powering a hundred percentage of our operations with renewable strength resources,” said Marc Oman, eu electricity Lead, Google international Infrastructure.
“trendy announcement, Google’s first wind strength deal in Norway and the most important to date in Europe, is an critical step towards that commitment,” he delivered.
price range controlled by using BlackRock, the sector’s largest asset supervisor, will provide equity financing for the task, the builders said in a statement.
New Nordic power purchase agreements upload to Google’s 3 previous deals in Sweden, and brings the entire capability of its renewable energy purchases in Europe to 500 MW, the employer stated.