Microsoft Announces Solar PPA, Said To Be Largest Single Corporate Purchase of Solar
Microsoft Corp. announced the purchase of 315 MW of energy from Pleinmont I and II, two new solar projects in the commonwealth of Virginia.
Microsoft said that, "This represents the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States."
The Pleinmont projects are part of a larger 500-MW solar development, owned and operated by sPower, an AES and AIMCo company.
Once operational, Pleinmont I and II are to produce approximately 715,000 MWh a year.
Microsoft has a sizeable presence in Virginia, both in terms of its physical presence in the form of datacenters and office buildings and its work to bring connectivity to all citizens in the form of broadband technology. This is its second solar power purchase in Virginia.