3 May '10
4:03 PM UTC
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Google Makes $39M Direct Investment In Wind Farm

Google, , announced on Monday that it would invest $38.8 million in two wind farms in North Dakota, set to generate a combined 169.5 megawatts of electricity.  NextEra Energy Resources is developing the two farms. This is the first time the company directly invests in a wind farm and marks a milestone for the search engine giant, which until now largely backed early-stage cleantech companies.

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7 January '10
11:03 AM UTC
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Can Google Transform Green Energy?

What has Google done to win the love of green energy geeks?

The company is all over the place today, with with company green energy czar Bill Weihl in Green, Inc., and a piece in Green Tech about the . Read More »

1 December '09
10:53 AM UTC
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Google’s Second Act: Company Says it Plans to Directly Fund Renewable Energy Projects

google_logoGoogle says that it is considering directly investing in renewable energy projects, and specifically in power plants.

At a gathering of energy executive last night in San Francisco, Dan Reicher, director of climate change and energy initiatives at Google, said the company is looking at all options — backing companies as an early stage investor and directly supporting the construction of renewable energy power plants via project finance loans. Read More »