The tech company has made one of the largest ever purchases in renewable energy made by a non-utilities company and plans to power 100% of its operations using the same.
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Google has announced the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a non-utility company. Through this latest agreement, Google will add 842 megawatts of renewable energy capacity ranging from wind farms in Sweden to solar plants in Chile. This renewable energy will then power its own data centers. Google has been a big supporter of using renewable energy as a power resource, and with its latest purchase, it is now upto 2 gigawatts of energy, which the company claims is equal to taking 1 million cars off the road. Google plans to triple its purchase of renewable enrgy by 2025 and their goal is to power 100% of their operations with clean energy. A lesson here for India's tech companies as well.
The company says that it has entered into long-term contracts of 10-20 years with various renewable energy projects and during this time, the company will help these projects with financial assistance, to scale their operations in their respective regions. There are many other environmental and renewable energy initiatives that Google is involved in since a long time. The company aims to build the world's most efficient computer infrastructure by designing their data centers to use as little energy as possible. They are also investing into other renewable energy projects and have made agreements to the tune of $2.5 billion for 22 large-scale renewable energy projects, from Germany to Kansas to Kenya.
In a press release, the company said, "We’re also working on new technologies and ideas—ranging from Project Sunroof to Makani Power to air quality monitoring—that we hope can make a cleaner energy future an option for many more people."
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