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Sonnedix, Equinix sign 149MW Portuguese solar PPA

Sonnedix has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with data centre operator Equinix covering output from a 149MW solar project in Portugal. The 10-year pay-as-produced PPA marks Sonnedix’s first PPA in Portugal after entering the market with a 262MW solar portfolio acquisition in 2022.

Equinix will secure renewable electricity from July 2025 supplied by the Sonnedix Douro solar farm, located in the municipality of Tarouca, in the Viseu district in northern Portugal.

Earlier this year, Sonnedix and Equinix signed a 10-year solar pay-as-produced PPA in Spain, which represents Sonnedix’s largest PPA to date in Europe.

This second successful PPA demonstrates the two companies’ growing relationship and mutual commitment to accelerating the energy transition, alongside a commitment to fostering long-term partnerships to shorten contracting timelines and reduce costs.

Axel Thiemann, CEO of Sonnedix, said: “We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with Equinix across Iberia. This agreement, our first PPA in Portugal, establishes our commercial presence in an important growth market as we continue to expand and convert our pipeline of projects.”

Carlos Paulino, Equinix Managing Director in Portugal, said: “Equinix was the first in the data centre in the industry to commit to becoming climate neutral by 2030, aligned to science-based targets, and we plan to continue seeking opportunities such as this new solar PPA and other innovations to support renewable power generation.”

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