Google invests $168 million in solar energy project

Google has announced it is investing $168 million in a project that is set to double the output of solar-generated electricity in the U.S. The commitment is part of the financing that BrightSource Energy needs to build solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert, which will generate 392 MW of clean energy when up and running in 2013. According to Google, that's the equivalent of taking more than 90,000 cars off the road over the projected 25-years lifetime of the plant.

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