Google has announced that they are officially running on 100% renewable energy through solar and wind power. The company will be receiving 3GW of production capacity from three wind power plants.
The announcement came via a Linkedin post from Sam Arons, Google’s Senior Lead, Energy & Infrastructure at Google:
535 MW more wind brings Google over 3 GW worldwide — 2*98 MW with Avangrid in South Dakota, 200 MW with EDF in Iowa, and 138.6 MW with GRDA in Oklahoma — cementing Google as the largest corporate purchaser of renewables on the planet @ 100% renewable in 2017!
Google has been investing heavily with the cost reduction of 60-80% in renewable energy. Starting in 2010 when they purchased 114MW of production capacity per year from a wind farm in Iowa, and through 2016 when they were involved in more than 20 renewable energy projects. The total investment of Google in the renewable energy sector has reached $3.5 billion.
New clean energy purchases bring our total wind and solar capacity to over 3 gigawatts—enough renewables to match 100% of the energy it takes to run our products in 2017. pic.twitter.com/8ykaWO9LU0
— Google (@Google) November 30, 2017