Google and EDP Renewables’ (EDPR) distributed solar-generation business unit have signed a framework agreement targeting the development and installation of more than 80 distributed solar PV projects with about 650 megawatts dc.
This is the largest corporate sponsorship for distributed generation signed between two companies in the United States, according to S&P Global and BloombergNEF data.
The first solar projects will begin development in Ohio, where Google already operates a data center and a Google Cloud region. The projects will extend to a total of six states.
“Partnering with EDPR NA DG, we aim to reduce energy burden in the communities where we operate, while progressing toward our 24/7 carbon-free energy goal,” said Sana Ouji, energy lead at Google. “We are grateful to EDPR for their partnership, collaboration and steady focus on our shared mission, and [are] excited to have the opportunity to contribute to our data center communities by e