Amazon’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Swells To 10 GW

Amazon Investing In 14 New Utility Scale Solar & Wind Energy Projects In US, Spain, Finland & Canada; Expands Renewables Portfolio To 10 GW

Amazon’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Swells To 10 GW

With the new 14 solar and wind energy projects in its portfolio, Amazon said it will be able to achieve its 100% renewable energy target for its operations 5 years ahead of schedule by 2025. (Photo Credit: Amazon)

  • Amazon is investing in 14 new utility scale solar and wind power projects in the US and Europe
  • Barring a wind farm investment in Finland, all the new projects are in the solar PV domain
  • Power generated by these projects will be used by Amazon for its corporate offices, fulfilment centers, and AWS data centers

Global e-commerce behemoth Amazon is investing in 14 new renewable energy projects, expanding its total renewable energy investments to a total of 10 GW. This 10 GW capacity means it now has 232 renewable energy projects globally comprising 85 utility scale wind and solar projects and 147 solar rooftops.

Of the 14 new wind and solar energy projects it has announced, 11 are located in the US—in new locations as Arkansas, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, along with additional projects in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

In Canada’s Alberta, it has invested in a 375 MW solar farm that’s set to come online in 2022. In Spain, it has signed up for 152 MW solar project scheduled to start commercial operations in 2023. When this comes online, it will take the company’s total renewable energy capacity in Spain to exceed 520 MW. In Finland, it has invested in a 52 MW wind farm.

All these utility scale projects will generate electricity for the company’s corporate offices, fulfilment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers.

Amazon said these new projects will help it reach its 100% renewable energy for its operations by 2025 goal instead of 2030, 5 years ahead of the original target, while strengthening its position as the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe and globally (see Amazon To Add 9 New Solar & Wind Projects To Portfolio).

Commending Amazon on its renewable energy efforts, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Gregory Wetstone said, “With an impressive 10 GW of renewable energy capacity now in its portfolio, and a path to reach its 100% renewable energy target 5 years ahead of schedule, Amazon continues to walk the walk when it comes to corporate clean energy leadership.”

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Anu Bhambhani

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