Google contracts 100 MW of solar for Tennessee, Alabama data centres

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November 10 (Renewables Now) - Google LLC will be purchasing electricity for two of its data centres from a 100-MW solar plant that Origis Energy will build in Tennessee.

This was announced by federally-owned utility Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in a press release on Monday.

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The photovoltaic (PV) plant will be installed and operated by Florida-based solar developer Origis Energy in Tennessee’s Obion County. Its output is contracted under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) through TVA’s Green Invest programme for corporate clients.

Origis Energy plans to bring the solar farm online by the end of 2022.

The Internet giant will use the electricity from the new solar farm to supply its data centers in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Hollywood, Alabama. Thus, it will support its goal to operate on carbon-free energy by 2030.

Google has already committed to buying electricity from 266 MW of solar parks connected to TVA’s power grid, the utility noted.

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