Better Energy announced the completion of a subsidy-free 51 MWp solar PV plant in Næstved on the island of Zealand in Denmark.
The construction of the solar plant in Næstved is part of a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with Google in 2019, to power its upcoming data centre in Denmark’s Fredericia with solar energy. The agreement includes the construction of two additional solar parks in the municipalities of Gimming in Randers and Nordjurs in Denmark. The three solar projects will have a total capacity of 100 MWp.
Better Energy CEO, Rasmus Lildholdt Kjær, noted that companies can significantly impact the green transition in Denmark through their choice of energy supply:
“Our purpose is to advance the deployment of renewable energy as rapidly as possible and at the lowest cost possible. Today, large-scale solar parks are the most commercially scalable renewable energy potential available in Denmark. Companies are the key when it comes to fully realising this potential. They really make a difference when they buy new green energy from our solar parks. Google’s commitment to contribute positively to the deployment of new renewable energy capacity in Denmark by buying new green energy from our solar parks is an act of sustainable leadership that is a prerequisite for the green transition.”
Google is the world’s biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy with all the company’s energy consumption matched with renewables. Google has been carbon neutral since 2007, but it is only just getting started, said CEO of Google Denmark, Malou Aamund:
“Denmark has really reached a milestone as it’s now possible to construct solar parks unsubsidised. It speaks volumes about how far we are as a country in reducing carbon emissions, which is something to be proud of as a Dane. In Google, we feel a great deal of responsibility building sustainability into everything we do, and solar parks like Better Energy’s in Næstved ensure that we can stay carbon neutral. It’s immensely important.”
Source: Press Release by Better Energy. Photo credit: © Better Energy.