Microsoft to build new data center campuses, create 1,100 jobs in Arizona


Under the deal, First Solar’s Sun Streams 2 photovoltaic (PV) solar plant will power Microsoft’s data centers. The solar power plant is currently under construction and development in Maricopa County.

In a statement, Karl Brutsaert, Senior Director of Corporate Renewables at First Solar, said, “Microsoft operates one of the largest and most innovative cloud infrastructures in the world, so it is only fitting that its latest datacenters are powered by cleaner solar electricity generated by some of the most eco-efficient and innovative solar technology available today.”