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- The new projects are located in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
- Amazon now has a total of 206 renewable energy projects worldwide capable of generating 8.5 GW of electricity.
- The company is the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world.
Tech giant Amazon is continuing to ramp up its renewable energy capacity as the company says it’s on course to be powered by 100 percent renewables by 2025.
The company on Monday announced the addition of nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, making Amazon the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe.
In December, Amazon became the largest corporate purchaser of renewables in the world with the addition of more than two dozen projects totaling 6.5 GW.
Amazon now has a total of 206 renewable energy projects worldwide capable of generating 8.5 GW of electricity. That includes 71 utility-scale solar and wind projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores.
The renewable energy is used to power Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers, Whole Foods Market stores and Amazon Web Services data centers.
“Amazon continues to scale up its investments in renewable energy as part of its effort to meet The Climate Pledge, our commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040,” Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos said in a statement.
“Many parts of our business are already operating on renewable energy, and we expect to power all of Amazon with renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of our original target of 2030,” Bezos said.
Among the new projects announced Monday is a solar and energy storage facility in California’s Imperial Valley capable of generating 100 MW of solar power, enough to power more than 28,000 homes for a year, and 70 MW of energy storage.
Other projects will be located in Murray County, Okla., and across Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize and Licking counties. The Ohio projects account for more than 400 MW of new energy procurement in the state, according to Amazon.
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