Microsoft is buying up solar energy from rooftops

It plans to use the energy to power its data centers.


Microsoft has signed a deal with Singaporean solar firm Sunseap to purchase all the power generated by a planned rooftop solar project, which will be the largest of its kind in the city-state.

During the 20-year agreement, Microsoft will buy 100 percent of the renewable energy that the solar project, which has a peak output of 60 megawatts, exports to the grid.

“Our cloud services are helping to power Singapore’s digital transformation, and today’s agreement will ensure that transformation is increasingly powered by clean energy. We’re proud to work with Sunseap, the leading solar provider in Singapore, to support the growth of the local clean energy economy,” said Microsoft Singapore managing director Kevin Wo in a statement.

The company says it will use this agreement to improve the sustainability of its local operations and make progress toward corporate sustainability goals for its data centers.

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