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Microsoft and Sunseap sign agreement on largest-ever solar project in Singapore

Microsoft and Sunseap sign agreement on largest-ever solar project in Singapore

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Microsoft and Sunseap sign agreement on largest-ever solar project in Singapore

Microsoft will purchase 100 per cent of the renewable output from Sunseap's 60 megawatt-peak solar power project for 20 years for its Singapore data operations. Sunseap has solar panels on hundreds of rooftops across Singapore.

 

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Microsoft Corp. on 1 March announced a new agreement with Sunseap Group that marks Microsoft's first clean energy deal in Asia.

Under a 20-year agreement, Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the renewable output from Sunseap's new 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar portfolio that will span hundreds of rooftops across the nation. This is the largest rooftop solar project in Singapore and the first rooftop solar portfolio in the country focused on serving datacenter energy consumption.

Sunseap's project consists of an array of solar panels on hundreds of rooftops across the city-state. This new 60 MWp solar project is currently under construction and will be operational by the end of 2018.

This latest investment in local solar energy builds on decades of Microsoft investment in Singapore and throughout the APAC region. Since it began operations in Singapore in 1990, Microsoft has sought to create local opportunity, growth and impact and supports the government's efforts to make Singapore a smart, green and liveable city. Singapore is also home to Microsoft datacenter services that deliver Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and numerous other cloud services for customers.