Google has joined hands with EDP Renewables (EDPR) for the development and installation of around 500MW of total capacity of solar projects.
The duo has already signed a framework agreement targeting more than 80 distributed solar PV projects.
It has been regarded as the largest corporate sponsorship for distributed generation signed between two companies in the United States, a report mentioned.
According to the companies, the first solar projects will begin development in Ohio, where data centre campus and Google Cloud region are based. They further informed that the projects will extend to a total of six US States. The first projects are likely to enter into operation by the end of 2024.
It has been informed that EDPR NA DG will handle the development, construction, and operation of the solar PV parks.
Google informed that the portfolio will be partially funded by it’s acquisition of Impact Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
“We are pleased to sign this framework agreement that will allow us to develop a substantial number of renewable energy projects, while taking care of underserved communities," EDP chief executive Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade, was quoted in a statement.
He further stated, “The much-needed transition to cleaner ways of producing and using energy must leave no one behind, and this partnership with Google allows us to do just that, by making electricity cleaner and more affordable to more families."
Its been two years since Google and EDPR joined the collaboration “to develop a clean energy initiative that promotes energy equity and reduces energy burden under an open book transaction model the Impact Rec.”