November 25 -- Google will become the first customer of a Duke Energy program to bring renewable power to energy-hungry companies, the two said Tuesday.
Duke will buy energy from a 61-megawatt solar farm, the second-largest in the North Carolina, to be built in Rutherford County. Google will buy energy credits that represent the electricity generated for its Lenoir data center.
Google has collaborated with Duke to create the program, known as the Green Source Rider, since doubling its $600 million investment in its Lenoir facility in 2013.
The rider is intended to help customers that use a lot of power, like Google, meet corporate sustainability goals while encouraging development of green energy. >>View Article