Amazon adds new projects to clean energy portfolio

Sep 22, 2022 09:48 AM ET
  • When functional, Amazon's projects will certainly generate 50,000 GWh of renewable resource
Amazon adds new projects to clean energy portfolio
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Amazon has added an additional 2.7 GW of clean energy capacity as part of the current expansion of its renewable energy portfolio.

The 71 renewable energy projects consist of a solar farm in Brazil, the firm's initial project in South America, along with its first solar farms in India as well as Poland.

The 122MW solar farm in Brazil will certainly give sustainable power to Amazon's procedures in the region. The project consists of a $380,000 financial investment in ecological programmes throughout construction to shield and promote biodiversity.

On top of that, Amazon is creating its initial three large-scale projects in India. All three are solar projects in Rajasthan, representing 420MW of clean energy capacity.

The firm also introduced its very first roof solar projects in France and Austria, as well as its very first solar farm in Poland. Amazon's investment in its initial utility-scale project in Poland is just one of the biggest business solar bargains announced in the country to date.

Moreover, the company is adding 1 GW of clean power capacity across the Southeastern United States, consisting of the business's first two renewable energy projects in Louisiana. The business now has a total of 202 projects across The United States and Canada.

Amazon now has a total of 379 renewable resource projects across 21 countries, consisting of 154 wind and also solar farms as well as 225 rooftop solar projects, representing 18.5 GW of renewable resource capacity. By the end of 2021, the company had reached 85% renewable energy across its company.

When fully functional, Amazon's worldwide renewable energy portfolio will produce 50,000 GWh of clean energy, which is the comparable amount of electricity needed to power 4.6 million United States homes every year.

Amazon Internet Solutions CEO Adam Selipsky said: "We are bringing new wind as well as solar projects online to power our workplaces, fulfilment centres, information centres, and also shops, which collectively offer millions of clients globally, as well as we get on a path to reach 100% renewable resource across our entire business by 2025.

" Around the world, countries are looking to increase the shift to a clean energy economy, and also proceeded financial investments like ours can assist increase their journey as most of us interact to mitigate the impacts of environment adjustment."



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