Meta (previously Facebook) signed a 300MW PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), in Denmark, with a German energy provider Luxcara.
The solar projects will have a total installed capacity of more than 300 MWp (Megawatt peak) and will supply roughly 210 MWac (Mega-Watt, Alternating Current) of eco-friendly power to the grid. According to Luxcara, this is the largest solar energy purchase deal in Denmark.
The agreement includes three solar projects, two in Zealand and one in Jutland, that will power Meta’s European operations, including its data centre in Odense.
The two firms had previously collaborated on Norwegian wind farms in the Bjerkreim cluster. In addition, Meta’s European deals with Luxcara total over €1 billion ($1 billion) in new renewable energy capacity investment.
Alexandra von Bernstorff, the Managing Partner of Luxcara, said, “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Meta with this new, highly impactful PPA, and to further demonstrate our expertise in securing long-term, as-produced PPAs in new markets. We look forward to partnering with Meta on many more projects in the future and driving the energy transition forward jointly.”
“We are excited to partner with Luxcara once more to bring new renewable energy to the grid in support of our operations,” added Carsten Soerensen, Site Manager of Meta’s Odense Data Center. “These new solar projects will not only contribute to our commitment to support all of our operations with 100 percent renewable energy but will also bring jobs, investment, and additional renewable electricity to the region.”