US-based technology company Microsoft has signed an agreement to purchase renewable energy from Sunseap’s 60MWp solar portfolio.

The 20-year clean energy agreement is reported to be the first for Microsoft in the Asian market. The portfolio is said to be the largest rooftop solar project in Singapore.

Microsoft Singapore managing director Kevin Wo said: “Our Cloud services are helping to power Singapore’s digital transformation, and today’s agreement will ensure that transformation is increasingly powered by clean energy.

“We’re proud to work with Sunseap, the leading solar provider in Singapore, to support the growth of the local clean energy economy.

“Our Cloud services are helping to power Singapore’s digital transformation.”

“With the agreement, Microsoft will improve the sustainability of our local operations and make important progress toward our corporate sustainability goals for data centres.”

Apart from improving Sunseap’s position in the energy markets, the agreement will also help the country make progress in the renewables sector.

Sunseap co-founder and president Lawrence Wu said: “Sunseap is pleased to work with Microsoft on this landmark solar project. We see exciting potential in our partnership with Microsoft to raise awareness within the tech industry of the importance of adopting renewable energy solutions.

“Their investment in Singapore solar indicates a growing momentum for clean energy in the country and will further the positive ripple effect for organisations in Singapore to incorporate sustainability practices into their businesses.”