Wednesday, Google announced that it will purchase the output of several new solar farms, as part of a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
These solar sites will be among the largest renewable energy projects in the Tennessee Valley region, and the largest solar farms ever to be built for Google. The output of these new solar farms – totaling 413 megawatts of power from 1.6 million solar panels, equivalent to the size of 65,000 home rooftop solar systems – will ensure that the electricity consumed by Google data centers in Tennessee and Alabama is matched with 100 percent renewable energy from day one.
“Top-tier businesses like Google choose to invest in the Valley because of TVA’s diverse energy portfolio,” said John Bradley, TVA’s senior vice president of Economic Development. “Delivering large amounts of reliable, renewable energy at competitive rates creates quality jobs for the region and makes the Valley an attractive place to do business.”