AltaRock Energy

  • Google Energy's First Purchase: 20 Years of Wind Power

    Google Energy's First Purchase: 20 Years of Wind Power

    Google Energy today announced an agreement to purchase 114 megawatts of wind power capacity per year for 20 years at a set price from an Iowa wind farm owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources. A Google company spokesperson Jamie Yood noted, "This is the first contract for Google Energy. We plan on exploring other opportunities to provide our data centers with environmentally friendly power… Read More

  • Google Sinks $10 Million Into New Geothermal Technologies

    Google’s philanthropic arms, Google.org, is investing a little over $10 million into the development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Rather than extracting heat from the ground a few hundred feet down (or less) as traditional geothermal systems do, EGS goes several kilometers deep into the hot rock under the Earth. If we could tap just two percent of that heat under the continental… Read More