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Google and BlackRock Forge Solar Partnership in Taiwan


Google and BlackRock signs

Amanda Peterson Corio, global head of data center energy at Google was quoted this week saying, “We expect to procure up to 300 megawatts of solar energy from this pipeline through power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the associated energy attribute certificates (Taiwan Renewable Energy Certificates or T-RECS) to help meet electricity demand from our data center campus, cloud region and office operations in Taiwan,”


Google’s recent partnership with BlackRock marks a strategic move to boost sustainability efforts in Taiwan’s solar energy sector. Together, they aim to establish a substantial 1-gigawatt solar capacity pipeline with Taiwanese solar developer New Green Power, a key player in BlackRock’s investment portfolio. This initiative is crucial for Google, enhancing clean energy options for Taiwan’s electricity grid. It supports Google’s data centers, cloud services, and regional operations while significantly cutting carbon emissions. Amanda plans to integrate up to 300 megawatts of solar energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) and Taiwan Renewable Energy Certificates (T-RECS), meeting energy demands sustainably.


Taiwan, a global hub for semiconductor manufacturing vital to AI, mainly relies on coal and natural gas, posing environmental challenges despite technological advancements. David Giordano, BlackRock’s global head of climate infrastructure, stresses the need for renewable energy investments amid digital service growth powered by AI. This aligns with global calls for green data centers to reduce environmental impact. It supports Asia-Pacific’s broader efforts, including Singapore’s expansion of green energy capacities. According to Boston Consulting Group, regional investments in renewables are crucial to meeting energy sustainability goals by 2030.

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