Iron Mountain: Iron Mountain signs PPA in the Netherlands

Apr 14, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Iron Mountain will procure solar energy for its Dutch campus following the signing of a PPA with local energy company Sunrock, the largest developer of rooftop solar deployments in the Netherlands. Through the deal, the data center company will source energy from a 4MW solar system, which has been deployed at the harbor of Rotterdam, featuring over 150,000 solar panels. According to the company, up to one million panels are planned at the site. 

Iron Mountain's 9.3-hectare campus will utilize the energy and features seven data halls across 17,000 sqm (183,000 sq ft), offering 22.7MW of capacity. The site is scalable to 40,000 sqm (430,550 sq ft) and 60MW.

Speaking about this deal, Martijn van Wijngaarden, Sunrock manager of energy products and transactions, said that by partnering with a company like Sunrock, organisations can balance meeting their sustainability goals without the need for "physical space, resources, or know-how to develop a PV asset."

Meanwhile, Chris Pennington, director of energy and sustainability at Iron Mountain Data Centers, added: "Finding ways to decarbonize electricity consumption is really the cornerstone of how we build a sustainable future. Rooftop projects like this one developed by Sunrock in Rotterdam are a great example of how we'll transition to carbon-free energy solutions."