spinningstar turbine Google invests $200 million in Texas wind project

Google has invested $200 million in a wind project in Texas capable of generating 161 megawatts of energy, enough to power 60,000 average US homes.

Google has invested $200 million in a wind project in Texas capable of generating 161 megawatts of energy, enough to power 60,000 average US homes.

 
The jack of all trades company pumped the funds into the Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, Texas, which is run by EDF Renewable Energy.
 
This marks the eleventh investment Google has made in renewable energy since 2010—with the total output of all its invested facilities topping a whopping 2 gigawatts of energy.
 
spinningstar turbine Google invests $200 million in Texas wind project
 
Construction of the Spinning Star facility began in February 2012, and it was opened for commercial operation in late December. It consists of 70 Siemens 2.3 megawatt turbines, and the energy it generates will be supplied to utility company SPS, which caters for the Texas and New Mexico areas.
 
“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,” said Kojo Ako-Asare, Senior Manager of Google Corporate Finance. “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.”
 
We will likely see further investment from Google in renewable energy in the coming months and years, with the company diversifying well beyond its initial internet focus.