Commercial, Solar, Wind - September 22, 2022
Amazon Completes 71 New Renewable Energy Projects Globally
Amazon announced that it expanded its renewable energy portfolio globally with an additional 2.7 GW of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects.
This includes the company’s first renewable energy project in South America—a solar farm in Brazil—and its first solar farms in India and Poland.
Amazon’s global renewable energy portfolio will generate 50,000 GWh of clean energy, which is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 4.6 million U.S. homes each year.
“We are bringing new wind and solar projects online to power our offices, fulfillment centers, data centers, and stores, which collectively serve millions of customers globally, and we are on a path to reach 100% renewable energy across our entire business by 2025,” said Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Service in a statement. “Around the world, countries are looking to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, and continued investments like ours can help accelerate their journey as we all work together to mitigate the impacts of climate change.”
As the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy globally, Amazon now has a total of 379 renewable energy projects across 21 countries, including 154 wind and solar farms and 225 rooftop solar projects, representing 18.5 GW of renewable energy capacity. By the end of 2021, the company had reached 85% renewable energy across its business.
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