Amazon expands renewables portfolio to 15.7 GW

Solar park. Image by: Amazon Web Services (aws.amazon.com).

April 20 (Renewables Now) - Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) today said it has increased its renewable energy procurement to 15.7 GW from 12.2 GW, adding 3.5 GW across 37 renewable energy projects to its portfolio.

The US tech giant previously reported in late 2021 it had reached total committed renewable power capacity of over 12 GW.

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“Our commitment to protecting the planet and limiting Amazon’s impact on the environment has led us to become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world in both 2020 and 2021,” Amazon chief executive Andy Jassy said, adding that as the company’s business grows it is not slowing its renewables investments.

Amazon says it is on course to run 100% of its operations on renewable energy by 2025, five years earlier than the original target of 2030.

It now has 310 renewable energy projects across 19 countries. The 37 new projects feature three wind farms, 26 solar farms and eight rooftop solar arrays.

Twenty three of the new projects are in the US and include the company’s largest renewable energy project to date, a 500-MW solar farm in Texas. These boost Amazon’s clean energy procurement in the US to 10.4 GW from 7.2 GW.

The latest additions also include five projects totalling 314 MW in Spain and a second solar project in France, bringing the company’s renewables capacity announced there to 38 MW. The company further added around 7.7 MW of rooftop solar schemes in Dubai, Australia, Canada, India and Japan.

Amazon said it continues to invest in renewables combined with energy storage, with the new projects including two such schemes, in Arizona and California.

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