Google Energy LLC is a subsidiary company of Alphabet Inc., which was created to reduce costs of energy consumption of the Google Group, and subsequently to produce and sell clean energy. The division also allows it to take advantage of projects funded through the philanthropic Google.org.
1 Operations 2 Authorization to buy and sell energy 3 See also 4 References 5 External links
By 2007 Google had invested a substantial amount of money in wind,
solar, solar thermal, and geothermal projects, including a 1.6 MW
solar installation pilot project at its headquarters. In 2010 Google
Energy made its first investment in a renewable-energy project,
putting up US$38.8 million for two wind farms in North Dakota.
The company announced that the two locations will generate
169.5 MW of power, or enough to supply 55,000 homes. The
farms, which were developed by NextEra Energy Resources, will reduce
fossil fuel use in the region.
NextEra Energy Resources
Google PowerMeter, a Google service that was discontinued in 2011.
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