19 Apr '11, 8am

Google piles another $100m into renewables with wind farm mega-deal

Google has continued its recent run of multi-million dollar renewable energy investments, shelling out $100m to acquire a stake in a next-generation wind farm project in Orgeon. The company announced yesterday that it has purchased a stake in the 845MW Shepherds Flat Wind Farm, which is scheduled to come online next year. FURTHER READING Google sinks $168m into Ivanpah solar project SSE and Infinis ink £174m triple-wind farm deal Shepherds Flat will cost $2.3bn by the time it is completed, $1.4bn of which will go to GE as part of a deal that will see the engineering giant supply 338 2.5MW turbines that use permanent earth magnets, rather than the traditional electrical coil-based motors. Shepherds Flat is the first project in North America to use this design, which according to its supporters creates more power density per turbine. The project, which will stretch over 30 m...

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