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Google invests $145 million in Kern County solar project
Google invests $145 million in Kern County solar project

Google Inc. is investing $145 million in a solar power plant on a former oil and gas field near Bakersfield. The 82-megawatt project will feed enough power to the grid for 10,000 homes, Google said. It is expected to bring 650 jobs to Kern County. “Our investment in the Regulus solar project will give new life to a long-valued piece of land,” Nick Coons,  principal for renewable energy at Google, wrote on the company’s blog Wednesday. “There's something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that once creaked with oil wells.” SunEdison Inc. is building the Lamont, Calif., solar farm project, known as Regulus, for...

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