- Published: 19 September 2013 19 September 2013
Google closed deal with a small, Native American-owned firm called Chermac Energy, which is developing the Happy Hereford wind farm outside Amarillo, Texas, USA.
Google said it agreed to buy the entire 240 megawatt output of the wind farm, which is expected to start producing energy in late 2014. Google can't use this energy directly in its data centers, but the company gets credit for the renewable energy and sells it to the wholesale market.This is Google's fifth long-term energy agreement like this and its largest so far. The company has contracts for more than 570MW of wind energy.