Google has signed a 942MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with SB Energy Global to power its data centre in Midlothian, Texas, as well as the Cloud region in Dallas.

The tech giant will buy nearly 75% of the energy produced by four of SB Energy’s solar facilities currently under development.

The contracted energy will be delivered from the Orion I, II, III and Eiffel solar projects, which have a combined capacity of 1.2GW and are expected to come online by mid-2024.

The PPA with SB Energy is part of Google ’s commitment to using carbon-free energy for all its operations by 2030.

Google Energy lead Sana Ouji said: “Within the decade, we’re aiming for every Google data centre to operate on clean electricity every hour of every day.

“This goal requires us to continue to grow our carbon-free energy portfolio.

“We’re excited to partner with SB Energy to bring online four solar projects that will meaningfully grow our portfolio of renewable energy projects in the region and bring additional clean energy jobs to Texas.”

Since entering the US market, SB Energy has increased its climate infra-tech platform and set a target to have 10GW of renewable energy and storage capacity in operation or under construction by the end of 2025.

The company currently owns and operates 1.7GW of solar capacity and plans to begin construction of an additional 1.3GW by early next year.

SB Energy co-CEO Rich Hossfeld said: “SB Energy is thrilled to join forces with Google to provide clean energy to match Google’s Texas data centre consumption.

“We share Google’s relentless drive to achieve critical climate goals through innovative infrastructure and technology and look forward to expanding our relationship with Google as we aim to deliver renewable energy that is local, reliable, and matched to load.”