Google takes another step in the world of renewable energy by announcing its latest investment in wind power through the construction of a $200 million wind farm. The tech giant’s latest bet on alternative energy has arrived in the form of the Spinning Spur Wind Project, which Google Corporate Finance Senior Manager Kojo Ako-Asare explains on Google’s Official Blog as a facility located about 35 miles from Amarillo. The 161 megawatt wind farm was originally built by EDF Renewable Energy, and is powered by 70 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines.
Gerd adds: smart move by Google (imho). Disclosure (but unrelated): Google is a client of mine (for speaking engagements)
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