Google commits to first-ever solar power agreement in Asia

In its first ever Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Asia, Google has signed a long-term contract to purchase 10MW of solar power generated from 40,000 solar panels in Tainan, a city in southern Taiwan. Google purchased electricity from the solar farm to power the data center of Google in Changhua County on the same grid, and the solar project will be built on commercial fishing grounds and coexist with local ecology. Greenpeace Taiwan's energy project manager Chih An Lee said: "For years, Greenpeace has challenged global IT brands to give renewable energy to their rapidly growing footprint. 

It makes environmental and economic sense– business leaders can benefit from long- term fixed electricity costs to avoid market volatility; and business demand for renewable electricity can drive domestic and international investment in renewable energy and energy transition.

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