Digital Realty, a global provider cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation, data center, and interconnection solutions, has signed a contract for 158 MW of solar power in California, and Georgia. The contracts include a 12-year agreement that will support the development and operation of a new 130 MW solar power plant in Kern County (California). Terra-Gen developed the project as part of its Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage energy program. It is expected to be completed by late-2022.
“These efforts are part of our strategy to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein. “We are demonstrating that the data center industry is a key part of the transition to a digital economy that is powered by clean energy.”
Additionally, Digital Realty is subscribing to Georgia Power’s Customer Renewable Supply Procurement program. The company will receive 28MW of new solar supply for its Atlanta data centers portfolio. New solar facilities in Georgia will generate the energy. Digital Realty will receive renewable energy certificates and power from the program in 2024.