UPDATE - European Energy, Google ink PPA for 82 MW of solar power

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September 20 (Renewables Now) - Danish renewables developer European Energy A/S will build two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 82 MW exclusively to supply electricity to Google LLC.

Specifically, the company has signed a multi-year offtake agreement with the search engine major, thus supporting the construction of the 27-MW Naessundvej facility and the 55-MW Roedbyfjord plant in Denmark.

European Energy said so a day after Google announced plans to buy up to 1.6 GW of renewable power in “the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history.” In total, the US company has signed 18 power purchase agreements (PPAs) that expand its portfolio of contracted renewables to 5.5 GW.

Almost half of the newly contracted capacity is in the US (720 MW), and the rest is in South America and Europe. Google is yet to announce details about its European purchases.

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