Google says will invest $75m in the 182MW Panhandle 2 wind farm near Amarillo, Texas, that developer Pattern Energy Group expects to have operational in the fourth quarter.
is Google’s fifteenth in renewable energy projects globally and second in
Texas. In 2013, the internet giant invested $200m in the 161MW Spinning Spur
wind farm owned by EDF Renewable Energy.
Google is buying wind from the 240MW Happy Hereford project, also outside
Amarillo, that is due for full commercial operation this year.
Google has set
a goal of operating its US data centers with renewable energy.