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September 14, 2011 AT 12:00 am

Google – 260 million watts continuously

Google X220

What It Takes to Power Google @ Technology Review.

Google uses 260 million watts continuously across the globe, the company reported on Wednesday. This is equivalent to the power used by all the homes in Richmond, Virginia, or Irvine, California (around 200,000 homes), and roughly a quarter of the output of a standard nuclear power plant.

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