In 2017, Google will move to alternative energy sources
In 2017 Google is going to translate all of their data centers with alternative energy sources — wind farms and solar panels. About it reports The New York Times, citing a statement by the Vice-President, technical infrastructure, Kava Joe (Kava Joe).
This does not mean that all technology, Google will operate only with renewable sources of energy Google consumes energy which comes from a variety of sources, including from hydroelectric power, natural gas, coal or wind. However, over the last decade, Google has entered into contracts with many producers of alternative energy, than ensure their development, and secured a large share of renewable energy in his work that suggests the transition to a sustainable way of energy consumption.
We are the world's largest Corporation, which buys renewable energy. It's good for the economy, business and shareholders," said Joe Kava. — Wind energy is not subject to fluctuations in price that allows the company to implement a more robust planning.Recall that Google began supporting companies in the production of environmentally friendly electricity in 2011, investing $10 million in geothermal energy production companies AltaRock Energy and Potter Drilling. In addition, the company has organized a special Fund to sponsor research into development of sources of cheap renewable energy. Three main areas of work in this area is solar energy, the technology for producing electricity from wind and geothermal sources.
Google, whose assets have a search engine, video hosting, maps and the postal system with billions of regular users, manages the database, the volume of which occupies the thirteenth place in the world. In 2016, the company consumes as much energy as the entire San Francisco.