Google's search for alternative power to keep its datacenters humming is taking it to the Atlantic Ocean off the Mid-Altantic region.
In a blog post, Google said it will fund the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone, a series of undersea transmission lines connecting various wind turbines from New Jersey to Delaware to Virginia.
As for the financials, noted on Smart Planet, the details break down like this:
Why bother with these investments? Google needs power to keep its datacenters running and is always looking for new sources of energy. As Google noted, its investment in these types of projects is good business that happens to be good for the environment. Google has been playing with alternative energy sources for years. The search giant has looked into everything from wind turbines to wave powered floating datacenters.
Here's a list of Google's recent energy moves: