Amazon Solidifies Position as Largest Corporate Renewable Energy with Over 70 New Solar & Wind Projects
Amazon announced a significant increase in its clean energy sourcing today, unveiling 71 new wind and solar projects around the world, adding 2.7 GW of capacity, and solidifying its position as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world.
Following today’s announcement, 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 capacity. Once fully operational, the company’s global renewable energy portfolio will generate 50,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy, enough to power the electricity needs of 4.6 million U.S. homes each year.
The new projects include three of the company’s first large scale solar farms in India accounting for 420MW of clean energy capacity, as well their first solar rooftop projects in France and Austria, and its first solar farm in Poland. Amazon is also adding 1 GW of clean energy capacity across the Southeastern U.S., as well as a 122 MW solar farm in Brazil, its first South American renewable energy project.
According to Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services, the company is on track to reach 100% renewable energy across its business by 2025, well ahead of its stated 2030 goal. Amazon reached 85% renewable energy across its business by the end of 2021.
“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.”