Google is the largest company-the buyer of renewable energy

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2018-04-09 12:00:08

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Google is the largest company-the buyer of renewable energy

Google is known not only for its mobile operating system Android, search engine, services and applications, but also for its concern that the energy that it uses comes from renewable sources. As noted, in 2017, Google became the biggest corporate buyer of solar and wind energy.

Google, being one of the market leaders in high technology, of course, is also the largest consumer of electricity. And last year the company gave preference to renewable energy. In more detail it is important for industry communication has been considered by Anmar Frangoul on the resource in the context of the details considered by the resource .

On Wednesday in his blog post leading Vice-President of Google's technical infrastructure, URS Hoelzle (Urs Hölzle) reported on the need for a certain equilibrium. This means that for every kilowatt-hour used by the company in the year 2017 the electricity it had purchased kilowatt-hour of renewable energy generated by solar and wind farms that were built specifically for Google.

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Google is investing in renewable energy

URS Holzle also noted that Google now has contracts for the purchase of three gigawatts of power from projects using renewable sources of this important for human civilization resource. Moreover, he also stressed that not a single corporate buyer procures more energy from renewable sources than Google. As a result of the Google contracts relating to renewable energy, the world economy was made over 3 billion US dollars capital investment. However, as he further explained, to provide the energy needs of companies of such scale as Google, only one renewable energy today, it would not be possible.

Thus, as noted above, for each kilowatt-hour consumed by the search giant energy, it is also produced kilowatt-hour of renewable energy. And this energy can be in different places, at different times, regardless of the location of data centers and offices, developing Android — the most widespread operating system for modern mobile devices.

URS Hoelzle also stressed the importance to Google of the possibility "add new clean energy sources in power system" and purchase renewable energy in the same volume, in which the company consumes electricity during the year.

URS Hoelzle spoke about Google's plans for the future, noting that the company will take care about signing new contracts to purchase renewable energy.

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Apple and Amazon develop renewable energy

The Rapid development of it industry has completely changed the way people think about technology. Modern digital devices — computers, smartphones and tablets — have become indispensable to users. This undoubted progress requires new capacity, which requires energy. And companies to increase the share of renewable sources in its total energy consumption.

The Search giant Google, like many other technology companies, promoting a large, significant technical progress projects, striving to make their facilities more friendly to the environment. In October last year, Amazon announced the launch of its largest wind farm.

It is Noted that the Texas wind farm Amazon Texas Wind Farm capable of annually produce more than 1 million megawatts of clean energy. Located in scurry County Texas wind farm Amazon has more than 100 turbines, each of which reaches a height of about 100 metres (300 feet) and a rotor diameter of such turbines is more than double the wingspan of the Boeing 787.

Apple Park, like many other facilities of the company, fully provided with renewable energy. Facebook notes that the share of clean and renewable energy needs in 2018 will amount to 50%.

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Google buys more renewable energy than it consumes

Additionally, it is noted also the dynamics of the transition to the search giant generated by solar and wind energy farms. In 2015, only 44% of needs Google energy was provided from renewable sources. In 2016, this figure had risen to 57%. In 2017, the search giant has purchased even more renewable energy than needed for its task. And this was a huge positive dynamics.

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