Google Signs PPA for 60MW of Solar in Japan

Google has signed two solar power purchase agreements in Japan that bring the company closer to its goal to run on 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030. These PPPAs  with Itochu's partner Clean Energy Connect and Shizen Energy are Google's first in the country, and together they will add a combined 60 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy capacity to the Japanese grid. 
Google Signs PPA for 60MW of Solar in Japan

Google's PPA with Clean Energy Connect, a partner of Itochu Corporation, involves constructing a network of roughly 800 small-scale solar plants across multiple grid regions in Japan. This novel, distributed approach is a creative solution to the challenge of limited land availability for large-scale solar projects in the country. It will generate 40 MW of clean energy to support Google's operations in Japan.

The PPA with Shizen Energy, a leading renewable energy company in Japan, focuses on the development of a 20 MW utility-scale solar project situated in the same power grid as our recently opened data center in Inzai City, Chiba prefecture.

"These projects are expected to be fully operational within four years and underscore our commitment to invest nearly $690 million into sustainable infrastructure in Japan," Google said in a blog post.

"Signing these PPAs is just the beginning of our decarbonization journey in Japan. We aim to continue our efforts in the region by collaborating with local partners and exploring even more innovative solutions to accelerate the country's clean energy transition." 

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