The Internet giant Google continues to invest into clean energy sources such as solar and wind energy. Google's total clean energy investment has reached $915 million and the most recent investment was $94 million in solar power for the grid in Sacramento, California.
This latest investment into solar power refers to four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects being developed by solar company Recurrent Energy near Sacramento, California.
Google's previous investment into solar power referred to outfit homes and offices with solar panels and this latest project is Google's first U.S. investment in solar PV power plants that generate energy for the grid.
These four PV projects have the total capacity of 88 MW, enough to produce electricity for more than 13,000 average U.S. homes.
Google stated that "the world needs a wide range of solutions—from wind, to transmission, to solar PV and concentrated solar—and we look forward to new opportunities next year to further expand our portfolio of clean energy investments."
Clean energy sector certainly needs big investments in order to technologically advance not only in term of efficiency but also in terms of costs. Way to go Google.