Energy consumption in Google
Google has invested in the renewable sources of energy to overcome the problem of excessive power consumption with the increasing population. Google has launched Google Energy LLC in the year 2007 for power generation. It has launched in various renewable sources of energy like solar, geothermal, wind, solar thermal etc. Renewable sources of energy are the best option for creating energy through natural resources. Renewable sources of energy are actually a low-cost option which can be easily installed and set up for creating energy. Moreover, these sources of energy are more convenient and cause less or no pollution and hence are also the safest option.
The goal for next year
Google is going to establish fully functional data centers and offices for more than 60,000 workers based on these renewable sources of energy, which is also going to be a landmark for the company. Google is now using the power generated from renewable sources of energy like wind, water, thermal etc from other power generating companies like other. Internet Giant is one of the biggest buyers of power generated from the renewable sources of energy till date. Google has bought about 7.5 Terawatt hours of energy in the year 2015 which is near about equal to the energy created from the entire solar panels installed in the US.
Google has a target to achieve 100% power consumption from their established power resources till the end of the year 2017. Here, 100 % does not mean that the energy produced through solar and wind energy it means entire energy consumption from only renewable sources of energy. Power production from the renewable energy sources is one of the cheapest technologies of energy production and can be easily established. Google is establishing and participating in various energy production resources from the last decade. It also helps Google in back financing their bigger turbines and new projects.
What doesn’t want?
Google has planned to get entire energy produced from the renewable sources of energy as it wants to decrease the consumption of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are the on renewable sources of energy which also produces a lot of carbon content when burnt and hence produces more pollution.
More about Renewable sources of energy
Moreover, unlike non-renewable sources of energy, the energy produced through the renewable sources is not fluctuating and also it is good for the economy, business and also the shareholders. Most of the organization fails to extract the exact amount of data about the energy consumption. As we all know that Google is one of the major organizations in the world, it also needs more amount of energy to run their large computer complexes. It can’t rely on the nonrenewable sources of energy for energy consumption.
Google is now seeking to sign a new deal of about years of agreement for the projects like hydro, biomass and nuclear which produces a low amount of carbon. These sources produce low amount of carbon and hence also produces less pollution. Among these, the nuclear power projects are more controversial as they include more safety implementations and also are more costly than other renewable sources of energy like wind, water and solar etc.
Google is going to establish its largest wind farms for energy production in Minco, Okla in near about 50,000-acre farm to supply energy for the one of the office and computer complex in Pryor, Okla. Google has a goal to establish about 95% of the wind turbines till at the end of next year.