NEW YORK – Google Inc said on Monday it and two Japanese partners will pay General Electric Co about $500 million for a majority equity stake in the world’s largest wind farm, under construction in Oregon.
The $2 billion Shepherds Flat project, near Arlington, Oregon, is due to be completed next year. It will stretch over 30 square miles of north-central Oregon and generate enough energy for 235,000 U.S. homes. The site’s developer is Caithness Energy.
Measured by its 845-megawatts of capacity, the site is the world’s largest wind farm, Google and GE said.