Amazon unveils new wind & solar projects to meet renewable energy goal

Amazon unveils new wind & solar projects to meet renewable energy goal

Tech giant Amazon has reportedly unveiled 14 new renewable energy projects in the United States, Finland, Spain, and Canada. These projects would support Amazon’s objective of powering 100% of its activities with renewable energy by 2025 – five years before the company’s initial goal.

A novel project established in Castile-La Mancha would supposedly have the highest capacity among all Amazon projects in Spain until now. The project has been slated to add a capacity of 152MW to the grid, claim reliable sources.

This power would apparently be added to Amazon’s existing four PV projects in Extremadura, Andalusia, and Aragon. The commissioning of this solar plant – scheduled to begin operation in 2023 – would take the capacity of the company’s renewable energy projects in Spain above 520MW, reports suggest.

Evidently, the e-commerce leader has also revealed 11 new renewable energy projects across the United States. As per reports, these projects have been added to the firm’s 43 projects that are already in operation in the region, including its first solar projects in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Mississippi, as well as other projects in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky.

It is worth noting that, overall, Amazon adds over 6GW capacity of renewable power in the United States through 54 projects.

Additionally, a second project for renewable energy in Alberta would reportedly comprise a 375MW solar park and is set to become the largest in the nation, according to reports. The plant would seemingly to go online in 2022 and would elevate the tech conglomerate’s capacity in Canada to over 1 million MWh.

Supposedly, Amazon is also set to execute its first renewable power project with a 52MW capacity wind farm in Finland. The project, situated near Finland’s west coast, would start generating energy in 2022, reports suggest.

Reportedly, with these new projects, the company’s global renewable energy capacity until now would reach 10GW. The solar and wind projects would supply renewable power to the firm’s corporate offices as well as its Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers and fulfillment centers, claim reliable sources.

These projects would also help Amazon fulfill its commitment to generate the same amount of renewable energy as the power consumption of its customers’ Echo devices, according to reports.

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