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Internet giant Google has announced its second wind energy investment in Texas. In an official blog post, the company reveals it is investing $75 million in Pattern Energy Group's 182 MW Panhandle 2 project. This announcement follows Google's previous $200 million investment in EDF Renewable Energy's Spinning Spur wind farm, located in Oldham County, Texas.

Currently under construction in Carson County, Panhandle 2 will comprise Siemens wind turbines and is slated to be online by year-end. Google says the project represents the company’s 15th investment in renewable energy. Furthermore, the Panhandle 2 and Spinning Spur projects are not the only wind power efforts Google has made in Texas: The company is also buying all of the output from the 240 MW Happy Hereford wind farm, which is being developed by Chermac Energy. Located outside Amarillo, that project is slated to be operational later this year.




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