Google buys wind power for Finnish data centre

Google has bought the entire electricity output from a Swedish wind farm developer for the next ten years to power its Hamina data centre (pictured) in Finland. The search engine giant has teamed up with German insurance company Allianz and a Swedish wind farm developer O2. It is Google’s fourth long-term renewable energy purchase contract […]

Google invests $12m in South African solar farm

Google is set to invest $12 million (£7.89m) in a solar power plant that will be built in South Africa’s Northern Cape. When complete, the Jasper Power project will have 96MW of total capacity – capable of generating enough electricity to power 30,000 homes. It is also expected to create around 300 construction and 50 […]

No hands! Tesla talk about driverless electric cars

Tesla’s namesake invented a coil that could make your hair stand on end – and the firm’s new plans for electric cars could do just that. Tesla Motors’ chief executive Elon Musk is talking to Google about adapting its electric car models with driverless technology, according to Bloomberg. Today the car firm announced it is […]

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 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 […]

Google invests $75m in US wind farm

Google is investing around $75 million (£47.3 million) in a wind farm in the US. The deal is expected to give the search engine giant a stake in the Rippey Wind Farm in Greene County in mid-west America. It already has 20 wind turbines with a capacity to produce 50MW of electricity, enough to power […]