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In a slight departure from their core business, Google recently announced its plans to invest in several solar facilities in northern California. Partnering with buyout firm KKR, Big G will grab a stake in four plants in the Sacramento area that power 13,000 homes. Two of The Motley Fool's analyst weigh in on how this move could affect the tech giant.

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