Google to run on wind and solar energy from 2017
Google recently declared that all its data centres and offices spread across the world will be switching to clean and green power.
Last year, the company consumed as much energy as the entire city of San Francisco. To meet its huge energy needs, the company will now source energy from wind farms and solar panels from 2017.
According to a report, about 44% of the Google’s energy currently comes from renewable sources. The company is one of the world’s biggest corporate buyers of renewable power. Over the past decade, Google has been making a conscious effort towards transitioning to clean energy by making a number of large-scale deals with renewable energy producers. The company guarantees to buy the energy produced by these companies, which ensures bank finances to them for building more turbines or solar panels.
As the production of the energy goes up, the costs come down significantly. Therefore, it is important to have large-scale consumers like Google on the map of renewable energy.