62 MW Solar Power Capacity For Amazon In Singapore

Amazon Ventures Into Singapore’s Renewable Energy Space; Contracts Sunseap To Build 62 MW Ground Mounted Redeployable Solar Systems

62 MW Solar Power Capacity For Amazon In Singapore

The world’s ‘largest’ procurer of renewable energy, Amazon has signed its 1st such renewable energy contract in Singapore with Shell backed local company Sunseap for 62 MW capacity to come up as movable systems. (Photo Credit: Amazon)

  • Sunseap has been contracted by Amazon to build 62 MW solar power capacity in Singapore
  • The ground mounted system will be deployed across Singapore on vacant land, but can be moved if need arises
  • Project capacity is likely to generate 80 GWh annually, all of which will be procured by Amazon to power its offices, fulfilment centers, and AWS data centers

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has forayed into the renewable energy space of Singapore, supporting the development of 62 MW ground mounted solar project capacity, soon after it earned the tag of becoming the world’s ‘largest’ corporate procurer of renewable energy (see Amazon Invests In 3.4 GW Renewable Energy Capacity).

Royal Dutch Shell backed Sinagporean solar power company Sunseap will build this capacity for Amazon to supply it 80 GWh annually, which is 100% clean energy these projects are expected to generate on completion in 2022. Amazon will use the solar power for its offices, fulfilment centers and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers.

Sunseap said it plans to install solar systems on around 40 hectares of temporary vacant land across Singapore. These systems can be moved to a different place and redeployed when needed, a feature that both the companies claim will make it the largest aggregated mobile solar systems designed and installed in Singapore.

“Our announcement today supports Singapore’s bold vision outlined in the Singapore Green Plan 2030, a ten-year plan with a whole-of-nation sustainable development agenda,” said AWS ASEAN Managing Director Conot McNamara. “Utility-scale solar energy projects, such as this Singapore project, align with the Green Plan’s key pillar of using cleaner energy and help Amazon meet its commitment to power our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2030, a goal we are on a path to meet five years early by 2025.

Earlier this month, Sunseap joined hands with Malaysia’s Tenega Nasional Berhad (TNB) to target corporate consumers in Singapore (see Malaysian Utility Expands To Singapore With Sunseap).

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