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Google Invests An Additional $102 Million In Wind Energy

Furthering its commitment to green energy, Google is planning to invest $102 million in a wind farm project in the United States to become one of the biggest clean energy investors in the world.

The Mountain View, California based web search engine announced on Wednesday morning that it will invest $102 million in to the Alta Wind Energy Center being built by Terra-Gen Power, Forbes (opens in new tab)reports. Google also announced the investment in its Green blog (opens in new tab).

The company already invested $55 million in the same project in May this year, bringing its total investment in green projects to $780 million.

“The project harnesses a proven local wind resource through a clean- power transmission line, to help California meet its ambitious renewable energy goals. We've now invested $157 million in 270 megawatts of clean, wind energy generation at AWEC,” said Rick Needham, director of green business operations at Google.

Citigroup has also announced an additional investment of $102 million for the second phase of the Alta Wind Energy project. According to the details that are available, when the project is complete it will generate 1,550 megawatts of power, nearly twice the capacity of the largest existing plant in the US.