We have heard about Google investing in green technology in the past, their latest investment is in a wind farm in the Mojave Desert in southern California, and the search giant has invested $55 million in the Alta Wind Energy Center.
This new winds farm will be capable of generating 1,550 megawatts (MW) of energy, which is enough to power around 450,000 homes, and it will be one of the largest wind farms in the US.
We’re always looking for projects that are uniquely positioned to transform our energy sector. As part of the new 4,500 MW Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP), AWEC uses some of the first transmission lines developed specifically to transport renewable energy from remote, resource-rich areas (like the Mojave) to major population centers.
That brings Google’s total investment in clean energy up to $400 million, and no doubt the company will continue to invest in new ways of generating power in the future.