Pickens Plan Comes to an End

Four years ago in the midst of $120 per barrel oil T. Boone Pickens announced a plan to build the world’s largest wind farm. Today Pickens announced he has sold the last of the project in Minnesota. The farm was originally going to be in Texas, but permitting issues moved it to Minnesota. The scale was reduced also and the final size had decreased from 334 turbines to 50 at a cost of about 180 million – GigaOM


Google to Use Wind Power at Oklahome Data Center

We have previously documented Apple’s use of solar power at its North Carolina data center and now it is Google’s turn. The Oklahoma based data center for the search giant has negotiated a deal to supply it with 48MW of wind energy from Apex’s Canadian Hills Wind Project. The wind project will be online in late 2012, so Google will be using power from Grand River Dam Authority until then – Engadget