Amazon purchases 9 renewables projects, consisting of company's very first solar-storage center

Apr 20, 2021 12:16 PM ET
  • Amazon has actually announced prepare for nine new utility-scale solar and wind projects in the United States, Canada, Spain, Sweden as well as the UK, placing it on track to powering all its tasks with renewables by 2025.
Amazon purchases 9 renewables projects, consisting of company's very first solar-storage center
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The company currently has 206 clean energy projects, including 71 utility-scale solar as well as wind plants as well as 135 PV roofs on centers as well as stores, which, when functional, will produce 8.5 GW of capability for its business offices, fulfilment centres, Whole Foods Market shops as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres.

Amongst the 9 projects are Amazon's very first solar-plus-storage facility. Situated in California's Imperial Valley, the setup will certainly include a 100MW PV plant along with 70MW of power storage space, which the company stated will certainly permit it to help preserve the integrity and resilience of California's grid.

Other new solar facilities include a 400MW portfolio in Ohio, 170MW in Spain's Extremadura as well as Andalucía regions as well as the firm's very first renewable resource project in Canada: an 80MW PV plant in the district of Alberta.

The investments form part of Amazon's commitment to The Climate Pledge, a campaign co-founded by the business that calls on signatures to reach web zero-carbon exhausts by 2040-- ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement. It now has 53 signatories, consisting of IBM, Unilever, Siemens and also Microsoft.

Abigail Ross Hopper, Chief Executive Officer of the Solar Energy Industries Organization, claimed firms such as Amazon "know the value" that solar can give their companies. "Wall Street, consumers as well as international services are all enjoying what American business are doing regarding climate adjustment, and this type of management can have a major impact on the climate situation," she claimed.

Amazon's most recent tidy power build-out comes months after the business purchased 26 solar as well as wind projects in markets such as Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa. It has because backed the deployment of 62MW of 'moveable' solar arrays in Singapore that will be developed by Sunseap Group.

Amazon currently declares it is the biggest business buyer of renewable resource around the world. Recent research study from the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance revealed the firm was without a doubt the United States' most significant largest power buyer last year, procuring 3,163 MW. It was adhered to by Google with a procurement of 1,040 MW as well as telecom firm Verizon with 840MW.

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