New Delhi: Tech giant Microsoft signed its first solar power agreement with Atria Power in India to purchase 3 megawatts (MW) of solar-powered electricity at its new office in Bangalore.
This ensures that 80% of the building’s projected electricity requirement is met but through supporting the local clean energy industry.
Encouraging initiatives like this will help India fulfill its Paris Agreement obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The deal comes a week after the announcement of another deal in Singapore for a 60 MW solar project.
US software giant completed its first renewable energy deal in India with an agreement to purchase 3 MW of solar power from Atria Power in March 2018.
Also, Microsoft had, in March, announced its first clean energy deal in Asia — a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Sunseap Group Pvt Ltd to buy the electricity generated by 60 MWp of solar systems in Singapore to power its data centres in the Asian country.