Google has announced that it will invest 4.5 billion Danish crowns ($690 million) in building a renewable powered data center in Fredericia, located in western Denmark.
Google’s data centers are the home for a large group of servers that power its products like Search, Gmail, and YouTube.
They are also looking out for opportunities to invest in the country’s renewable sector and is currently evaluating a series of power purchase agreements for solar and wind (both onshore and offshore) projects.
The Fredericia data center, which should be constructed by the end of 2021, will be Google’s fifth data center in Europe. Apart from this Google has data centers in Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Apart from Google, a host of multinationals have begun utilizing renewable energy sources to meet their electricity requirements in a sustainable manner.
A couple of months ago, Facebook released a statement that it will power all its facilities, including office and data centres, with 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2020.
In July 2018, Walmart India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Inc, said it is planning to incorporate sustainable sources such as solar energy, water harvesting, and recycling to run its stores in the country.
All these companies are a member of RE100, a global initiative by companies committed to use 100 percent renewable energy.
Reference- Mercom India, Reuters