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Google makes its largest ever purchase of renewable energy to power its data centers


Google has announced its largest ever purchase of renewable energy to power data centers across the U.S., Sweden and Chile, reports The Washington Post. The new projects, mostly wind-powered, add a massive 842 megawatts of green energy, which Google claims is the largest investment ever by anyone other than a power company.

The investment brings Google’s total renewable energy capacity to 2 gigawatts, which is equivalent to the total energy output of the Hoover Dam. Google has pledged to power its entire operations from green energy by 2025, and Re/code reports it was 37% of the way there prior to this deal. That suggests this deal ought to take the company to around 60%.

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Google inks $250 million deal with SunPower Corporation, will lease solar power to consumers


Yesterday was Earth Day and Google announced its biggest renewable energy purchase ever and today as an encore the company is looking to get into the home utility business. The Mountain View software giant has announced a $250 million partnership with solar cell manufacturer SunPower Corporation ($100 million from Google and $150 million from SunPower) that will see the two companies leasing solar panels to American households.