Google invests $200M in a Texas wind farm

Google is again flexing its muscle in the wind energy industry.

Google is again flexing its muscle in the wind energy industry.

Google plopped $200 million into a wind farm in west Texas.

Spinning Spur Wind Project, located in the Texas Panhandle, would generate enough energy to power 60,000 homes, Google said on its blog.

Google’s got reason to invest in energy. The company has dozens of data centers and continually invests in more of them. And if it can help run its power-hungry servers with renewable energy, so much the better.

The energy Spinning Spur makes will go to SPS, a utility that serves Texas and New Mexico. EDF Renewable Energy built the project and remains co-owner and manager.

Since 2012, the Mountain View tech company (NASDAQ:GOOG) has made 11 renewable energy investments, including the giant Shepherds Flat wind farm in eastern Oregon, and solar installations in Sacramento County and San Bernadino County.

From the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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