Google invests heavily in Wind Energy

by: Bradley Wint on May 3rd, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Yes, the search engine giant has invested $38.8 million into two large windfarms, churning out 169.5 megawatts of power which is enough to power 55,000 homes. The two farms were developed by NextEra Technology and is located in the North Dakota plains. They have gone ahead with such investments to help speed up the transition from traditional fossil fuel usage to alternative and more environmentally friendly sources.

Google has also dedicated capital to other renewable energy firms such as eSolar, which harnesses the power of the sun to generate electricity and AltaRock which uses geothermal energy to generate electricity.

They have also made it clear that the projects are not just to help push environmental awareness, but should bring back decent financial returns for investment into other potential power sources.

At least they’re doing something good for once. heh.

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