Google has made an equity investment of $200 million in a 161-megawatt Texas wind farm that will produce enough electricity to power approximately 60,000 homes.
The Spinning Spur development is located in Oldham County, a windy section of the Panhandle region about 35 miles outside Amarillo.
Why another wind investment? The company said on its blog:
"We look for projects like Spinning Spur because, in addition to creating more renewable energy and strengthening the local economy, they also make for smart investments: they offer attractive returns relative to the risks and allow us to invest in a broad range of assets."
This latest round of funding should put the total amount that the Internet giant has put. Since 2010 alone, the company has backed 10 different renewable generation projects representing 2 gigawatts of capacity.
For more statistics related to Google's clean energy strategy, see the infographic below: