The Netherlands is one of best
countries in the world to live in. It has a strong economy and some
of the world’s best DJ’s were born here. There is only one downside… it rains 145 days a year. At Google we solved this problem
by repurposing Holland’s old windmills. Using them not to capture wind,
but to generate it. To pull this off, we needed to build
a better understanding about the weather. We used Google Cloud Platform
to predict how clouds will behave. We then connected all 1170 windmills in Holland
to prevent bad weather from happening. Let’s take it for a spin. Machine Learning enables all the mills to collaborate. Of course we need some rain now and then. With Google Wind we can also
decide when and where it rains. So Google Wind is able to keep clear skies any season. People, sun, sun and more sun.
Just like the rest of the year. I am proud to announce that from April 1st
we are able to guarantee clear skies for everyone.