Microsoft to buy solar power from Singapore’s Sunseap Group

The power purchase deal is in line with Microsoft’s goal of powering at least 50% of its electrical load requirements of its global data center in 2018.

On Thursday, Microsoft Corp stated it will buy solar power from the Singapore-based Sunseap Group.

The deal marks the tech giant’s first such renewable energy deal in Asia.

In a statement Microsoft said it will purchase 100% of the electricity generated by Sunseap’s 60MW solar power plant for the next 20 years.

Sunseap’s plant consists of an array of solar panels placed on hundreds of rooftops across Singapore.

“This deal is Microsoft’s first renewable energy deal in Asia, and is our third international clean energy announcement, following two wind deals announced in Ireland and the Netherlands in 2017,” said Christian Belady, general manager, cloud infrastructure strategy and architecture at Microsoft.

Microsoft disclosed it is on track to exceed its goal of powering 50% of its global datac enter electrical requirements with renewable energy sources in 2018.

“Once operational, the new solar project will bring Microsoft’s total global direct procurement in renewable energy projects to 860 megawatts,” said Belady.

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