Google plans to invest 3.5 million euros, or about $5 million, in a solar photovoltaic power plant in Germany, according to an announcement today.

The power plant has a capacity of 18.65MWp and is located on a 116-acre site--previously used as a Russian military training ground--in Brandenburg an der Havel, approximately 50 miles from Berlin.

Google said it will provide clean energy to more than 5,000 homes in the surrounding area. The proposal still requires the formal approval of the German competition authorities.

Read more of "Google to invest 3.5m euros in German solar plant" at ZDNet UK.

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