Data center provider enters contract for 130-MW Kern County solar project

Digital Realty, a provider of cloud and carrier neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, has announced it is contracting 158 MW of new solar power in California and Georgia.

The move furthers Digital Realty’s progress towards 100% renewable electricity and the 1.5℃ aligned Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative – a global standard for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“These efforts are part of our strategy to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein. “We show that the data center industry is an important part of the transition to a digital economy powered by clean energy.”

The contracts include a 12-year agreement to support the development of a new 130 MW utility solar project in Kern County, California. Developed by Terra-Gen as part of its Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage energy project, the project is one of the largest solar and storage projects in the world and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

In addition, Digital Realty is subscribing to Georgia Power’s Customer Renewable Supply Procurement program. The company will receive 28 MW of new solar power to support its Atlanta data center portfolio. The energy will be generated by new solar installations in Georgia. The program is expected to begin delivering power and renewable energy certificates to Digital Realty in 2024.

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