Amazon plans another 2.7 GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide

Amazon said it plans to add 2.7 GW of capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects worldwide, including solar farms in Brazil, India and Poland. 

Once in service, the company’s global renewable energy portfolio is expected to generate 50,000 GWh of energy.

Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services, said in a statement that the company aims to reach 100% renewable energy across its entire business by 2025. 

Amazon currently has 379 renewable energy projects across 21 countries. That includes 154 wind and solar farms and 225 rooftop solar projects, representing 18.5 GW of capacity. At the end of 2021, the company had reached 85% renewable energy across its business.

New capacity

In the Asia-Pacific region, Amazon announced its first three large-scale projects in India. All are solar projects in Rajasthan, representing 420 MW of capacity. Across the region, the company has 57 renewable energy projects.

In Europe, Amazon has 117 renewable energy projects and announced its first rooftop solar projects in France and Austria, and its first solar farm in Poland. 

In North America, Amazon is adding 1 GW of capacity across the Southeastern U.S., including the company’s first two renewable energy projects in Louisiana. The company now has 202 projects across North America.

In South America, Amazon announced its first renewable energy project, a 122 MW solar farm in Brazil. 

Amazon said it also is working through the Clean Energy Buyers Institute’s Beyond the Megawatt initiative in an effort to ensure the industry maximizes the economic, environmental, and social impact of energy procurement.

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Author: Renewable Energy World

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