Google searching for ways to invest in green

Google searching for ways to invest in green

GEturbineShepherdFlatLRFollowing its $168 million investment in the BrightSource Ivanpah solar power and a smaller investment in a German solar photovoltaic plant that will provide power for approximately 5,000 homes, Google announced in "The Official Google Blog" that it will invest $100 million in Oregon's Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon which when complete will provide power for 235,000 homes. As reported in an Oct. 12 post in Electrical Marketing's Live Wire last October, Google has also invested $200 million in the offshore Atlantic Wind Connection wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean.

GE won a $1.4 billion contract from independent power producer Caithness Energy for the wind farm and is supplying 2.5MW turbines for the installation. The Shepherds Flat wind farm is the largest wind farm ever to be built in the United States.

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