Google has invested $39 million in two wind farms in America’s North Dakota region. The wind farms have a capacity of 169.5 MW, according to Google Green Business Operations Manager Rick Needham.
Suzlon Green Power Ltd, part of the Suzlon group, outlined its plans to invest about Rs 3 billion (65 million USD) in setting up a 50-MW wind power generation capacity farm at Ramagiri in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. “The company is in parleys with the representatives of Andhra Pradesh government and we are confident of securing necessary clearances for setting up the wind farm in the State. We expect to establish them by the year-end,” said Mr N. Ramani, head (projects), Suzlon Green Power Ltd.
Several other companies such as Shriram EPC and Enercon have come forward to set up wind power plants in Andhra Pradesh. “With the State government hinting at changes in their approach to encouraging wind energy projects, we may see about 200 MW of additional capacity coming into the State during the year,” Mr Ramani said.