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  • Google Building 40, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  • +1 650-253-0000

Follow: develops technologies to help address global challenges and supports innovative partners through grants, investments and in-kind resources.

We focus on problems where Google’s assets and core capabilities—technology innovation, global presence, making massive amounts of information universally accessible and useful—play strongest and where the solutions we create have the most potential to scale.

Since our inception, we’ve developed a broad range of beneficial technologies. Highlights include creating Google Person Finder, which helps reconnect people in the wake of major disasters; developing Flu and Dengue Trends, which use search trends to provide early warning systems for possible disease outbreaks; and building Google Earth Engine to enable scientists, governments and native tribes to monitor changes to the Earth’s surface. We’ve also funded organizations doing vital work for society, such as improving education, health and clean water access in the developing world, leading scientific discoveries about deadly diseases or incubating new forms of renewable energy.

In 2008, joined a number of renewable energy initiatives, including:

• investing $130 million in eSolar for solar thermal plants

• presenting at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street, held June 18–19, 2008 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Climate Change and Energy Initiatives Director, Dan Reicher, will chair the opening remarks

• investing $10 million in Makani Power for kite systems that tap into jetstreams

• filing a patent application for floating data centers powered by wave power

• invested in AltaRock Energy, first U.S. demonstration project of Enhanced Geothermal Systems to create renewable energy through geothermal power

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