Amazon Adds Utility-Scale Wind to Expanding Renewables Portfolio

  • Apr 19, 2021
  • Nawind Power

Amazon has acquired nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.

The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally – including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores – which will generate 8.5 GW of electricity production capacity. With this latest announcement, Amazon is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe, with more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity.

These projects supply renewable energy to Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers, Whole Foods Market stores and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers. Investing in renewable energy is one of the many actions Amazon is taking as part of The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

“Amazon continues to scale up its investments in renewable energy as part of its effort to meet The Climate Pledge,” says Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. “With these nine new wind and solar projects, we have announced 206 renewable wind and solar projects worldwide. Many parts of our business are already operating on renewable energy, and we expect to power all of Amazon with renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of our original target of 2030.”

The nine new wind and solar projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. include:

To learn more about Amazon’s Climate Pledge and sustainability efforts, click here.