Google invests $200m in west Texas wind farm

Google is upping its green credentials as it announced an investment of around $200 million (£124.5m) in a wind farm in the US. The search engine giant will make the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Google is upping its green credentials as it announced an investment of around $200 million (£124.5m) in a wind farm in the US.

The search engine giant will make the investment in the Spinning Spur wind project located in Oldham County in west Texas built by EDF Renewable Energy. The 161MW facility generates enough energy to power around 60,000 average homes in the US.

Kojo Ako-Asare, Senior Manager at Google Corporate Finance said: “We’re proud to be part of a project that provides the Lone Star state with a new source of low-cost, renewable energy and supports the state’s thriving wind industry. This investment reflects Google’s ongoing commitment to clean energy and our belief that corporations can be an important new source of capital for this sector.”

Google has made 10 other renewable energy investments since 2010, which together can generate up to 2GW worth of power. That’s enough electricity to power around 500,000 homes a year or a car to travel 190,000 times around the world.