Google recently announced an agreement with Japan’s Clean Energy Connect (CEC) and Shizen Energy to build multiple solar power plants in Japan, specifically to supply electricity to Google’s data centers. This marks the first time Google has signed such corporate power purchase agreements in Japan. This project is part of Google’s broader goal to have all its power consumption from renewable energy sources by 2030 and is a significant step towards promoting sustainable development and reducing carbon emissions globally.

According to the agreement, CEC and Shizen Energy will be responsible for constructing and operating these solar power plants, and the electricity generated will be supplied directly to Google’s data centers in Japan. This initiative will not only improve Google’s energy efficiency in Japan but also promote the development of the local renewable energy industry and environmental protection.

Google has consistently endeavored to reduce the environmental impact of its operations in various ways. Since 2017, Google’s global operations have achieved 100% renewable energy usage. The signing of this power purchase agreement in Japan marks a significant step for Google in advancing global energy transformation.

CEC and Shizen Energy also stated that the collaboration with Google will provide them with a platform to showcase their technology and capabilities, while also helping to expand their influence in the Japanese market. Both parties expressed their intention to continue exploring more cooperation opportunities in the future to further promote the development of renewable energy.

This collaboration is not only significant for Google and its partners but also sets an example for other companies, demonstrating the potential to achieve sustainable development through cooperation. As the global demand for renewable energy continues to increase, such collaborative models are expected to see wider application and promotion in the future.