Amazon adds 2.7 GW of clean energy capacity through 71 new projects


The global leading company Amazon is all set to expand its renewable energy portfolio.

The company announced that it is adding 2.7 GW of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects.

Among many, the company has launched new projects including its first renewable energy project in South America along with its first solar farms in India and Poland, the company statement stated.

According to the company, now its global renewable energy portfolio will generate 50,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy.

“We are bringing new wind and solar projects online to power our offices, fulfillment centers, data centers, and stores, which collectively serve millions of customers globally,” Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services, commented.

Furthermore, the statement reads, “We are on a path to reach 100% renewable energy across our entire business by 2025. 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.”

According to Amazon, currently, it has a total of 379 renewable energy projects across 21 countries. These projects consists of 154 wind and solar farms and 225 rooftop solar projects.

Considering the region, Amazon has announced the company’s first three large-scale projects in India in the Asia-Pacific region. In Europe, it has 117 renewable energy projects. It is coming up with its first rooftop solar projects in France and Austria and its first solar farm in Poland.

Meanwhile, on South America, it is coming up with its first renewable energy project, a solar farm in Brazil.

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