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CNBC Quizzes

Quiz: QUIZ: Google Inc.

Question 3 of 5

On May 3, 2010, Google invested $38.8 million in what kind of alternative energy facility?

  1. Solar power plant
  2. Sugarcane bioreactor
  3. Vegetable oil refinery
  4. Wind farm
Correct!

On May 3, 2010, Google invested in two wind farms in North Dakota. With a price tag of $38.8 million, the venture represents the company's first foray into the renewable energy market. The farms were built by NextEra Energy and have turbines manufactured by General Electric, which generate enough energy to power 55,000 homes. According to Google operations manager Rick Needham, "We're aiming to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy --- in a way that makes good business sense, too."

SOURCE: Google Invests In Two Wind Farms | Wall Street Journal