When Microsoft needed a partner to meet its commitment to transform its operations and create a cleaner cloud, they put their trust in us. Through the partnership, Microsoft purchased 315 MWac of solar energy from our Pleinmont I and II projects in Virginia, representing the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy in the United States at the time. The projects are part of the 485 MWac Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center and enabled Microsoft to make significant progress toward its goal of reaching 60 percent in 2020.
“The commercial operation of Pleinmont Solar I is a significant milestone on our journey to have 100 percent renewable energy supply for all our operations, including our datacenters, by 2025 and accrues to our commitment to be carbon negative as a company by 2030. The project will not only support our sustainability goals, but also provide new employment opportunities through the site’s construction and ongoing operations.” Adrian Anderson, Principal Program Manager, Datacenter Energy & Sustainability, Microsoft