Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it has entered into a new agreement with Sunseap Group that marks Microsoft’s first clean energy deal in Asia and will create what it called “the single-largest solar energy portfolio in Singapore to date.”
This 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar portfolio will span hundreds of rooftops across the nation, and is the largest rooftop solar project in Singapore and the first rooftop solar portfolio in the country focused on serving datacenter energy consumption, according to Microsoft.
Through a 20-year agreement, Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the renewable energy attributes to the grid.
“Our cloud services are helping to power Singapore’s digital transformation, and today’s agreement will ensure that transformation is increasingly powered by clean energy,” said Kevin Wo, managing director, Microsoft Singapore.
Microsoft began operations in Singapore in 1990, and now has over 850 employees. Singapore is also home to Microsoft datacenter services that deliver Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and numerous other cloud services for customers.