Amazon announced three new PV projects in the US and Spain with a combined capacity of 329 MW
Post date: 04/12/2019 - 11:26
Amazon announced three new renewable energy projects in the US and Spain. Newest renewable energy project in Europe will be the company’s first large-scale project in Spain, located southeast of Sevilla. Once complete, the solar farm will provide 149 MW of new renewable capacity supplying energy to the company’s fulfillment network in Europe.
Amazon’s newest renewable energy solar projects in the US will be located in Lee County, Illinois (100 MW) and in Northern Virginia (80 MW). Together, they are expected to generate almost 400,000 MWh of renewable energy annually to supply Amazon Web Services data centers. According to the company, this will be Amazon’s first large-scale renewable energy project in the state of Illinois and ninth in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
To date, Amazon has launched over 70 renewable energy projects that will provide over 1,900 MW of renewable capacity and are projected to deliver more than 5.3 million MWh of renewable energy annually. These projects include 21 utility-scale wind and solar farms and more than 50 solar rooftops installed on fulfillment centers and sort centers around the globe.
Amazon targets to run on 80 percent renewable energy by 2024, 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 on to be net zero carbon by 2040.