Continuing the company’s impressive record of renewable energy investments, Google announced it will invest $75 million in a wind farm in northern Texas. This marks the company’s 15th investment in clean energy projects, and its second in Texas.
The wind farm, called the Panhandle 2 Wind Farm, will operate outside Amarillo and have the capacity to power 56,000 homes. Google’s first Texas clean energy investment was also a wind farm outside Amarillo. Google expects both projects to begin operation by the end of 2014.
In addition to general clean energy investments like this one, Google plans to eventually operate its data centers from 100 percent from renewable energy.
The Lone Star states produces more wind power than any other US state with more than 40 wind projects.