Amazon’s renewable energy capacity rises by 8.3 GW in 2022
Amazon has announced that that its renewable energy capacity has risen by 8.3 GW in 2022.
The global pioneer said that it has been possible through 133 new projects spread in 11 countries. Last year, the company announced new projects in Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and the U.S., and broke ground in Brazil, India, and Indonesia.
With the latest growth, Amazon’s total portfolio has reached over 20 GW. This power is equals to the amount of energy to power 5.3 million houses, across 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries, the company said in its statement.
Amazon stated that it has continued to “add new wind and solar projects on the grids that power Amazon’s operations, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers, Amazon fulfillment centers, and physical stores around the world.”
It has also been able to set a new corporate record for the most renewable energy announced by a single company in a year.
“As we continue to launch new renewable energy projects around the world, we’re pleased to be on track to power our operations with 100% renewable energy, five years ahead of our original target. With 133 projects in 11 countries announced in 2022, Amazon had another record year,” Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS, was quoted in a statement.
As per the company statement, the company has 401 projects globally, including 164 wind farms and solar farms, and 237 rooftop solar projects on Amazon facilities.
Amazon has an ambition to power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025.