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Turkcell inaugurates data center with 1 MW rooftop array near Ankara

The telecommunications company opened a large data center near the Turkish capital. Turkcell said it wants to improve data security by storing more information on Turkish soil.

Google’s reverse auctions net 1.2 GW of renewables in 60 minutes

Google pre-qualified bidders and used reverse auctions to obtain the lowest price for renewable energy. Reverse auctions for corporate purchases could potentially benefit solar developers, if their transparency and simplicity can influence more corporations to procure green power.

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Taiwan wants 3.7 GW of new solar by 2021

Prime minister Su Tseng-chang announced the ambition and said the new solar plan for 2019-20 will bring investment and business opportunities of around US$7.5 billion.

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Google buys power from another 1.6 GW of renewables

The new deals worth $2 billion in new investments were made by the Internet giant in in the U.S., Chile and Europe.

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Using machine learning and cheap satellite data to design rooftop solar power

Researchers have built a tool to use cheap satellite imagery – like Google Maps – to automatically create solar designs with a 91% accuracy rate.

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Google signs first solar PPA in Asia

Global technology giant Google this week announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the output from a 10 MW PV installation in Tainan City, Taiwan, to power its Changhua County data center on the island’s west coast. The agreement represents Google’s first move to procure renewable energy anywhere in Asia, and the first agreement made since a recent change to Taiwan’s Electricity Act allowed non-utility companies to buy renewable energy directly.

Google to build large solar plants in Tennessee and Alabama

The two biggest each have a capacity of 150 MW, with smaller plants bringing the total up to 413 MW. The projects are a part of the search engine titan’s effort to supply its annual electricity consumption from renewable sources.

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Google seeks green PPA for its new data center in Denmark

The Internet giant began construction on what will be its fifth datacenter in Europe. The €600 million facility will be powered exclusively by clean energy sources, the company said.

The Weekend Read: The hows and whys of corporate PPAs

More and more corporations are signing contracts with wind and solar projects, and as this happens the space is becoming broader and more complex.

Google’s Dutch data center to be fully solar-powered

Search engine giant signs PV supply contract with Eneco, a Dutch energy provider for the supply of power from a 30 MW solar park from where the power will be purchased.

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