Tax season is nearing its climax with taxes due tomorrow, and Google will be claiming big numbers on their tax breaks this year. Since 2010, the search engine and overall internet giant invested $1.4 billion in renewable energy systems through 16 different projects. All of Google’s investments into renewable energy — a market many investors do not like to touch — has made them the largest investor outside of utilities and financial institutions.
The cost of solar panels has dropped 58% since Google started making these investments, allowing them to invest more heavily in them. While other tech giants like Facebook are investing in renewable energy sources to power their own facilities, none of them are investing as much as Google. In 2013 alone, Google invested $400 million in renewable energy projects, not just for their own services and needs, but to help spread electricity to the