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Commercial, Finance, Solar  -  January 30, 2020

Amazon signs solar power deal for new Va. headquarters

Amazon announced Jan. 28 a new contract for 82 MW from a solar facility that will power the company’s new headquarters planned for Arlington, Va., and support its 100% renewable energy goal for the building.

The new 120 MW solar farm will be located in Pittsylvania County, Va., and will power the new Amazon headquarters, known as HQ2, as well as other Amazon-owned facilities across the commonwealth such as Whole Foods Markets and fulfillment centers.

While Amazon will be receiving 82 MW from the 120 MW facility, operated by Dominion Energy, the remaining power will be supplied to Arlington County, representing an innovative collaboration in clean energy generation.

"Our team is constantly thinking about how we can help create and build a sustainable future across our entire operations,” Patrick Leonard, senior manager of Amazon’s renewable energy procurement team, said in a statement. “We have contracted with several large solar farms and have rooftop solar installed at many of our fulfillment center sites across the globe. Once this project is complete, we will continue to look for ways to advance our commitment to sustainability in Arlington."

The solar project is expected to be completed by summer 2021 and generate 172,500 MWh of renewable energy annually. This will be Amazon’s tenth renewable energy project in Virginia.

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