Microsoft Inks Deal for Texas Solar - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar  -  August 11, 2021

Microsoft Inks Deal for Texas Solar

Microsoft will soon be adding power from a 430 MW solar farm in Texas to its energy portfolio.

The tech company completed an agreement with Ørsted to source energy from its Old 300 solar facility in Fort Bend County. The project represents an investment of more than $400 million.

“On our journey to 100 percent renewable energy, we recognize that innovation and collaboration are fundamental in how we fight against climate change,” Adrian Anderson, senior director of renewable energy at Microsoft, said in a statement. “We're grateful for our collaboration with Ørsted to deliver renewable energy in ERCOT and look forward to continued progress towards a net-zero carbon future.”

Microsoft recently announced its goal to match 100% of its electricity consumption 100% of the time with zero-carbon energy purchases, which this agreement will support.

The solar project is expected to come online in Q2 2022.

Keywords: microsoft, Ørsted

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