Solar ponds in Taiwan
Google to string up solar panels over Taiwan’s fishing ponds

The project marks the technology giant’s entrance into Asia’s renewable energy market

Giant solar farms to power Google’s data centres

The deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) covers 413MW of capacity

AI takes over at Google’s data centres

The technology firm is using the technology at a number of its facilities to optimise energy consumption

UN and Google team up to monitor environmental damage

They aim to establish a platform for open-source data and analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

E.ON and Google bring rooftop solar tech to the UK

The one-year programme has been extended until the end of 2018

Google buys more green energy than it uses

The company said it “matched” its electricity use with renewables purchased globally

Google CEO: AI is ‘more profound than electricity’

The head of Google believes artificial intelligence (AI) will be a bigger deal than electricity. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland last week, Sundar Pichai said the technology will save humanity instead of destroying it. He believes AI could eliminate many of the constraints the world currently faces, helping make “clean, […]

Google makes Street View air pollution data available

Google is now sharing air pollution information gathered by sensors on its Street View cars. The project originally aimed to detect methane leaks from old gas pipes and other sources so they could be closed off – the greenhouse gas is around 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Other sensors now also measure levels […]

Google in hot race for nuclear fusion technology

Google has entered the race for nuclear fusion technology with a US firm. The search engine giant and Tri Alpha Energy, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, have developed a new computer algorithm which has helped speed up experiments on plasmas – which are ultra-hot balls of gas. Nuclear fusion, which generates huge amounts of […]

German rooftops catch the rays with Google’s tool

Google is extending its ‘Project Sunroof’ tool into Germany in a partnership with E.ON. The move from the technology giant and energy firm marks the first time the solar viability calculator has been available outside the US. Google’s technology, which allows householders to easily determine their home’s potential solar capacity, will cover around seven million buildings […]