Google today announced that it will invest one billion euros ($1.2 billion) by 2030 to expand its cloud computing infrastructure in Germany and increase the use of renewable energy.
The US Internet giant said it plans to open new cloud computing centers in the Berlin area and in the city of Hanau near the Frankfurt DE-CIX Internet Center for data exchange, the AP agency reports.
Google will buy more than 140 megawatts of electricity from the German subsidiary of French energy company Anzhi to manage data centers in the coming years, the statement said.
Google emphasized that Anzhi guarantees that 80 percent of its electricity will come from non-carbon sources, among other things from the new solar park and 22 existing wind farms in Germany.
According to the company, Google aims to switch to 100% use of renewable energy by 2030.
German Economy Minister Peter Altmeier rated Google’s announcement as a “strong sign” for German green energy and digital infrastructure.
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