Google announced a Swedish wind power project to support its Finland Data Center growth.
More Swedish wind power for Google’s Finnish data center
Google buys 10 years of renewable energy in deal with Nordic wind farm developer Eolus Vind AB, financing construction of four new wind farms.
Stockholm, - Google and Eolus Vind AB, a leading Nordic wind farm developer and operator, today announced that Google will buy the entire electricity output of 4 new wind farms, to be built in 4 municipalities in southern Sweden, for a period of ten years, starting early 2015. The new power purchase agreement (PPA) is Google’s second such agreement in Sweden in less than 12 months, and sixth agreement globally to procure renewable energy for its data centers.
The deal will provide Google’s Hamina, Finland, data center with additional renewable energy as the facility expands in coming years. This cross-border arrangement is possible thanks to Europe’s increasingly integrated energy market - and in particular, Scandinavia’s Nord Pool market - which allows Google to buy renewable energy with Guarantee of Origin certification in Sweden, and consume an equivalent amount of power elsewhere in Europe.
The press has picked this up as well. When you combine Google with Renewable Energy the press coverage is better than most.