Amazon runs renewable energy push with 71 new projects
Amazon.com Inc announced on Wednesday it would add 2.7 gigawatts of clean energy capacity through several new projects as it seeks to use 100 percent renewable energy across its business by 2025.
Amazon’s renewable energy projects would total 379 after the addition of the 71 new ones. It expects to generate 50,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy from its entire portfolio, equivalent of powering 4.6 million U.S. homes each year.
Moreover, the new projects include three large-scale factors in the Indian state of Rajasthan with a capacity of 420 megawatts (MW), rooftop solar projects in France and Austria, and its first solar farm in Poland.
It would provide the online retail giant with low-carbon electrofuels that would replace the diesel fuel used in the company’s transportation fleet, according to Amazon-backed Infinium on Tuesday.