Yahoo! Japan data centre to obtain renewable energy from SoftBank

Search engine Yahoo! has announced that its data centre in Shirakawa, Japan will be obtaining renewable energy sources from SoftBank’s SB Power Corp.

A subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank, SB Power Corp was founded in 2012 with the aim to develop sustainable energy-related services.

Using its proprietary AI technology, SB Power Corp will be supplying electricity services that originate from renewable energy to Yahoo! Japan.

SoftBank said that the renewable energy provided is compliant with the sustainability measures outlined in RE100, a global initiative by charity organisation CDP that aims to promote 100 percent renewable energy use in corporate activities.

This agreement is also in line with Yahoo! Japan’s corporate commitment to its renewable energy shift. In January 2021, the company announced its goal to operate on 100% renewable energy by fiscal 2023.

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