Google marks its 15th clean energy investment with a Texas wind farm
by Cassady Sharp
Railroad crossing sign at Roscoe Wind Farm run by E.ON. The 627 wind mills are producing 781 megawatt, which is enough energy to supply a quarter million households in Texas.
Warnschild Railroad Crossing im Windpark Roscoe Wind Farm. Mit 627 bis Sommer 2009 installierten Windenergieanlagen, ueberwiegend hergestellt von Mitsubishi, ist dieser Windpark einer der groessten in der Welt. Die elektrische Leistung 781 Megawatt reicht fuer eine Viertelmillion texanischer Haushalte, Betreiber E.ON.
© Paul Langrock / Zenit / Greenp
Continuing the company's impressive record of renewable energy investments, Google announced it will invest $75 million in a wind farm in northern Texas. This marks the company's 15th investment in clean energy projects, and its second in Texas.
The wind farm, called the Panhandle 2 Wind Farm, will operate outside Amarillo and have the capacity to power 56,000 homes. Google's first Texas clean energy investment was also a wind farm outside Amarillo. Google expects both projects to begin operation by the end of 2014.
In addition to general clean energy investments like this one, Google plans to eventually operate its data centers from 100 percent from renewable energy.
The Lone Star states produces more wind power than any other US state
with more than 40 wind projects.
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