Saturday, 30 May 2020
BUSINESS
21/05/2020 06:03 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 -- Amazon recently announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the United States (US), supporting its commitment to reach 80 per cent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, as well as net zero carbon by 2040.

According to a statement, the first renewable energy project in China is a 100 megawatt (MW) solar project in Shandong. Upon completion, it is expected to generate 128,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy annually.

Amazon’s second renewable energy project in Australia is a 105 MW solar project in New South Wales. This project will have the capacity to generate 250,000 MWh of clean energy each year. This is enough to power the equivalent of 40,000 average Australian homes.

Amazon’s newest renewable energy projects in the US include two new projects in Ohio - 200 MW and 80 MW solar projects. 

Additionally, a new 130 MW solar project in Virginia brings the total number of renewable energy projects in the Commonwealth to 12. Once enabled, these three US-based projects have the capacity to power the equivalent of 69,000 average US homes annually.

When complete, the five new Amazon renewable energy projects totalling 615 MW of installed capacity will supply approximately 1.2 million MWh of additional renewable energy to the company’s fulfillment network and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres, which power Amazon and millions of customers globally.

To date, Amazon has announced 31 utility-scale wind and solar renewable energy projects and 60 solar rooftops on fulfillment centres and sort centres globally.

Together, these projects totalling over 2,900 MW of capacity will deliver more than 7.6 million MWh of renewable energy annually, enough to power 680,000 US homes.

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