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Published on January 11th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

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Google Invests $200 Million In Texas Wind Project

January 11th, 2013 by

 
Google, which has a history of investing plenty in large-scale renewable energy projects, just announced that it has invested $200 million in a Texan wind power project.

The project is called the Spinning Spur Wind Project, which is a 161MW wind farm that was originally built by EDF Renewable Energy. It is powered by 70 2.3MW wind turbines.

The Google Corporate Finance Senior Manager, Kojo Ako-Asare, said:

“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.”

The wind farm was originally commissioned in late 2011.

The Google news release also included mention of some of the company’s other clean energy investments, and included this cool infographic:

google clean energy investments

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