19 Apr '11, 5pm

Google invests $100 million in giant Oregon wind farm, by @greenwombat

Google invests $100 million in giant Oregon wind farm, by @greenwombat

Google is helping to create economies of scale for clean energy. Photo: T.J. Another day, another $100 million invested in clean energy. Google has been on a green tech investment roll of late. Last week, the search giant put $168 million into BrightSource Energy's 370-megawatt solar thermal power plant, currently the world's largest solar project, which is under construction in the Southern California desert. And on Monday, Google announced it would invest $100 million in the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon. Shepherds Flat, being built near Arlington, Ore., will be the world's largest turbine farm when completed, if it hasn't been overtaken by another project by then. "This project is exciting to us not only because of its size and scale, but also because it uses advanced technology," Rick Needham, Google's director of green business operations, wrote in a...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/wind-power/2011-04-19-google-invests...

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