Software giants Microsoft have announced a new deal with an Illinois-based wind farm project to power it’s Chicago datacentre. The makers of Windows will purchase 175 megawatts of commercial wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project as part of a 20-year agreement announced this week. Microsoft who – along with Google – have set the trend for technology companies to push towards renewable energy power for their worldwide ocations, announced the deal on their blog, also revealing the 175Mw purchase to be the biggest in the company’s history and one of the biggest corporate wind purchases from a single facility.
The Pilot Hill Wind Project is owned and operated by EDF Renewable Energy, with whom Microsoft brokered a similar deal for one of their datacentres in Texas late last year.
Microsoft Announce 175 Megawatt Wind Farm Deal