San Jose Mercury News: Google looks to expand in Alameda, December 31, 2015


Google aims to expand at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, where the technology giant plans to lease a third building.

Google has been at the former military base since 2013, when it acquired Makani Power, a company specializing in wind-power technology development that was then leasing about 17,000 square feet of a former aircraft hangar.

In March 2014, Google renewed Makani's lease with the city for up to 21 years and for an additional 110,000 square feet, as well as for an option to negotiate for an additional 367,000 square feet in nearby hangars when those properties become available.


Other innovative companies at Alameda Point include Imprint Energy, Sila Nanotechnologies and Wrightspeed, which was launched by Tesla Motors co-founder Ian Wright and produces technology to make commercial trucks greener and more energy-efficient.