January 09, 2013
The 161 megawatt project — called the Spinning Spur Wind Project — is located in Oldham County about 35 miles from Amarillo. It generates enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average U.S. homes or a large server farm.
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The search behemoth said the projects are both good investments and good for the planet.
"We look for projects like Spinning Spur because, in addition to creating more renewable energy and strengthening the local economy, they also make for smart investments: they offer attractive returns relative to the risks and allow us to invest in a broad range of assets," wrote Kojo Ako-Asare, Senior Manager of Corporate Finance at Google.
Google now has investments in five solar projects and five wind projects. Google has also been looking into other approaches for generating renewable energy, including geothermal energy.