In Brief
Recent purchases into wind energy are allowing Google to use 100 percent renewable energy. Google reached its goal of running completely on clean energy almost a year after it was announced in 2016.

A Promise Fulfilled

In December 2016, about a year ago now, Google announced that the energy for its data centers would be from renewable sources. Now, the company announced via Twitter that recent clean energy purchases have made this goal a reality.

Google recently signed contracts for three wind power plants — for a total of 535 MW — which put their total energy infrastructure investment at over $3.5 billion, according to Electrek; a move which also gives the company over 3 gigawatts in total solar and wind capacity. Google says that this is enough to power 100 percent of its products and services.