Amazon declared 14 new renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Finland, and Spain to propel its aspiring objective to power 100% of organization activities with renewable energy by 2025 — five years in front of the original target of 2030. The new activities bring Amazon’s complete renewable energy investments to date to 10 GW of electricity production capacity — enough to power 2.5 million U.S. homes. Amazon is currently the biggest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the U.S. and the world.
The most recent utility-scale solar and wind projects will supply renewable energy for Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers that help a large number of clients universally. These projects will likewise help Amazon meet its commitment to producing sufficient renewable energy to cover the electricity used by all Echo gadgets being used. These new projects support many jobs while giving a huge number of dollars of investment to local communities.
“We’re driving hard to fulfill The Climate Pledge — our commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, and CEO. “Our investments in wind and solar energy in the U.S. and around the world send a signal that investing in green technologies is the right thing to do for the planet and citizens—as well as for the long-term success of businesses of all sizes across all industries everywhere.”
Amazon will currently have an aggregate of 232 renewable energy projects internationally, including 85 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 147 solar rooftops on facilities and stores around the world. The 14 new wind and solar projects in the U.S., Canada, Finland, and Spain include:
- New projects across the U.S.: The 11 U.S.- based projects declared today include Amazon’s first solar projects for Arkansas, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania, and extra projects in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Altogether, Amazon has enabled more than 6 GW of renewable energy in the U.S. through 54 projects.
- Amazon’s biggest renewable energy project in Canada: Amazon’s second renewable energy project in Alberta is a 375-MW solar farm—which is additionally the biggest in the country. At the point when it comes online in 2022, the solar farm will acquire Amazon’s capacity in Canada to more than 1 million MWh, enough to power above 100,000 Canadian homes.
- Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Finland: Amazon’s first project in Finland is a 52-MW wind farm situated close to the nation’s west coast. The project is relied upon to start producing energy in 2022.
- Extra investments in Spain: Amazon’s fifth solar project in Spain will produce 152 MW when it starts contributing power to the grid in 2023, acquiring total capacity in the nation to more than 520 MW.
“Amazon’s commitment to clean energy is highly commendable, and it is the type of investment that we need to see more of to meet the world’s critical energy and climate needs,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. “It is becoming increasingly clear that corporations such as Amazon see solar and other renewable resources as the path forward to meet their energy and business needs, and we stand ready to support Amazon and other companies of all sizes in their decisions to go solar.”