Amazon Announces Five New Utility-Scale Solar Projects To Power Global Operations In China, Australia, And The U.S.

At-a-Glance

Amazon announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the United States that further support the organization’s commitment to reach 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 (or as early as 2025), as well as to reach net-zero carbon by 2040. To learn more, read “Amazon Announces Five New Utility-Scale Solar Projects To Power Global Operations In China, Australia, And The U.S.

Key Takeaways

  • China: Amazon is launching its first renewable energy project in the country with a 100 megawatt (MW) solar project in Shandong. 
  • Australia: Amazon’s second renewable energy project in the country is a 105 MW solar project in New South Wales. 
  • United States: Amazon has three new renewable energy projects in the country, which includes 200 MW and 80 MW solar projects in Ohio and a 130 MW solar project in Virginia. 
  • “As a signatory to The Climate Pledge, we’re committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early and reaching net-zero carbon across Amazon by 2040,” said Kara Hurst, Vice President of Sustainability at Amazon.

Path to 100% Perspective

Once complete, these five new renewable energy projects will total 615 MW of installed capacity and will supply approximately 1.2 million MWh of additional renewable energy to the company’s fulfillment network and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers. All of Amazon’s finished renewable energy projects around the globe will total over 2,900 MW of capacity and deliver more than 7.6 million MWh of renewable energy each year. These five new projects showcase Amazon’s long-term commitment to sustainability and decarbonization. 

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