With the efforts of Karnataka Government to encourage investments in Solar Energy generation, Microsoft has signed a deal with Atria Power. Atria Power is a Bengaluru based firm that produces clean energy producer. Under the given agreement, Microsoft will purchase 3 megawatt solar electricity from Atria Power. It will help the company to fulfill 80 percent of it’s demand at the Bengaluru facility.
Microsoft is working to shift towards the renewable energy globally. Microsoft has 100 data-centres spread across 40 countries. To power 50 percent of the energy needs Microsoft will use Solar, Wind and Hydro Energy.
The first deal for the renewable energy in Asia took place in Singapore. Here they have Azure, Office 360 and other cloud services for the south east Asian customers. Microsoft will have largest rooftop solar installation in Singapore once the project gets over. The project would be done by Sunseap to provide 60 MW over a period of 20 years.
For Europe and US, Microsoft relies o Wind Energy. In 2016, Microsoft signed a deal for 237 MW wind power. This power will help to fulfill the energy requirements of data-centres in Netherlands, US and Ireland.
Being motivated with this step by Microsoft, other market giants like Google, Apple and Facebook are also planning to adopt cleaner energy. This shift towards cleaner Energy will not only help to solve climate change issues but also save large corporations and their customers millions of dollars in operational costs.
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