wind farm

  • Google Throws $38.8 Million To The Wind

    Google Throws $38.8 Million To The Wind

    Google’s checkbook is wide open this week. Not only did it buy 3D interface startup BumpTop, and invest in mobile payments company Corduro, but it also just put $38.8 million into a wind farm in North Dakota. The $190 million project is being put together by NextEra Energy Resources, will produce 170 megawatts of power (enough for 55,000 homes), and will be called Peace Garden Wind. … Read More

  • The US's first offshore wind farm approved, to be located off the coast of Cape Cod

    The US's first offshore wind farm approved, to be located off the coast of Cape Cod

    America might finally catch up to Europe and Asia with offshore wind farms. The US federal government finally green lighted a project today that will bring a 24 square mile 130-turbine farm to the waters 5 miles off the coast of Cape Cod in Nantuket Sound. It’s said to generate 75% of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantuket’s power requirement. Great, right? Well even… Read More

  • Germany invests $47 billion in offshore wind farms

    Germany invests $47 billion in offshore wind farms

    The German government today announced plans to build 30 wind farms in the North and Baltic Sea north of Germany. Each facility will cost $1.57 billion. The first farm will become reality this year. By 2030, a total of 25,000 megawatts are supposed to be produced when the grid of interconnected wind farms is finalized. With the record investment, the German government said it wants to increase… Read More