Google-contracted solar park of 51-MWp goes live in Denmark
Solar panels in Denmark. Photo by: Better Energy (www.betterenergyworld.com).
Denmark’s Better Energy A/S on Monday announced the completion of a 51-MWp solar park at home that will be supplying electricity to Google LLC.
The photovoltaic (PV) project was implemented without using any subsidies and is part of a 100-MWp portfolio of three solar parks that have Google as their power off-taker. A 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the electricity output was signed last September.
The newly-completed solar farm, located in the municipality of Naestved, on the island of Zealand in the south of Denmark, will be capable of producing enough electricity for around 32,500 Danes. It is connected to the same grid where the US group will operate its new data center in Fredericia.
“It adds new green power to the Danish energy supply, which means that Google does not take existing green power, but they help to add new green power that matches the new consumption they place in Denmark,” Better Energy’s CEO Rasmus Lildholdt Kjaer said previously.
According to the Danish solar developer, the Naestved facility is Denmark's first zero-subsidy solar plant that is tied to the power grid.
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