Distributed Energy Resources

SB Energy Inks 942-MW PPA with Google to Power Data Center

Google has agreed to purchase approximately seventy-five percent of the renewable energy produced by four solar projects under development in Texas under an agreement announced on Nov. 1 with SB Energy. The power purchase agreement totals 942 megawatts.

The Orion 1-3 and Eiffel solar projects, which are expected to be operational by mid-2024, will total 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of capacity.

The capacity will support the energy needs of Google’s data center in Midlothian, Texas and cloud region in Dallas. The agreement is Google’s largest combined clean energy transaction in Texas to date.

SB Energy currently owns and operates 1.7 GW of solar capacity and will have started construction on an additional 1.3 GW by early next year.