Changhua County, Taiwan
Google is proud to call Taiwan home to one of our data centers.
In September 2011, we announced that we had acquired 15 hectares of land in Changhua County, Taiwan, with plans to build one of our first data centers in Asia. In December 2013, we announced the opening of our facility, representing a total long-term investment of $600 million USD.
In early 2019, we announced a long-term agreement to purchase the output of a 10-megawatt solar array (part of a larger solar farm) in Tainan City, Taiwan. The deal was a result of collaboration between Google, industry stakeholders, and the Taiwanese government.
We built this to be one of Asia’s most efficient and environmentally friendly data centers. Our nighttime cooling and thermal energy storage system cools water at night, when temperatures are lower, storing it in large insulated tanks. Then during the day, it’s pumped throughout the facility to cool our servers.
A team of full-time Googlers keeps the site running, alongside a number of part- and full-time contractors in a variety of roles, from computer technicians to electrical and mechanical engineers to caterers.
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In the communityAt Google, we’re committed to playing a positive role in every community in which we operate around the world. Through grants and local initiatives that utilize our tools and expertise, we’re working to help businesses, educational institutions, community collaboratives, nonprofits, and individuals create and thrive in a sustainable, knowledge-based economy. We are always on the lookout for opportunities for Googlers to share their time and expertise with the local community.
Partnerships and eventsGoogle enjoys working with local organizations to sponsor community events, from promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to helping small businesses get online. To suggest ways that Google can become more involved in the community, please contact us.
Our community grants program supports organizations and initiatives that focus on issues we are passionate about, including education, sustainability, access to the internet and technology, economic growth, health and science, and the arts.
Google community grants are intended for nonprofit and certain public organizations. For-profit companies are not funded through this program. When evaluating proposals, we consider impact on the data center community and surrounding areas, measurable impact of the resources on achieving the mission, collaboration with other organizations and the ability to leverage other resources in the community, and the integration of Google in-kind or volunteer resources to maximize the impact.
Learn more about our Data Center Community Grants program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.
Green initiativesGoogle is also committed to creating a better web that's better for the environment. We welcome proposals from data center communities that reduce carbon emissions in the immediate region, including projects that increase the renewable energy mix powering our data centers. Applicants can be nonprofit or for-profit entrepreneurs. We look for cost of generation, innovation, and total carbon reduction. You can submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Taiwan Data Center Energy PolicyWe will lead the industry in the design, operation, and maintenance of economical, energy-efficient facilities. We will strive for continual improvement of facility energy performance by collecting, trending, analyzing, and ensuring the availability of energy consumption data; committing appropriate resources; and purchasing energy-efficient components for our systems. We will maintain progressive energy conservation targets and will monitor our performance against these targets. We will comply with relevant energy use, consumption and efficiency legal requirements, and, as appropriate, we will implement other voluntary standards or best management practices.