Amazon Announces RE Projects Worth 68 MW in Ireland and US

Amazon has announced the company’s 65th and 66th renewable energy projects, which will be developed in Ireland and the US.

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Amazon has announced the company’s 65th and 66th renewable energy projects.

The company’s latest renewable energy project in the EU will be located in Cork, Ireland, and will be the second Amazon Wind Farm in the country. Once complete, the new wind farm will provide 23.2 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity, with an expected generation of 68,000-megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy annually.

The e-commerce giants newest renewable energy project in the U.S. will be located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and will be its seventh solar farm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Once complete, the plant will provide 45 MW of renewable capacity and is expected to generate 100,000 MWh of clean energy annually.

Both projects are expected to begin producing clean energy in 2020 and will supply clean energy to the company’s Amazon Web Services data centers, which power Amazon and millions of AWS customers globally.

Additionally, the firm’s investments in renewable energy were recently recognized in the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) 2018 Solar Means Business Report, which ranked Amazon #1 in the U.S. for the amount of corporate on-site solar installed in 2018, and #2 for the total amount of solar installed to date. Amazon’s solar projects in the U.S. have offset the CO2 equivalent of more than 200 million miles of truck deliveries. Globally, Amazon has 66 renewable energy projects – including 51 solar rooftops – that are expected to generate 1,342 MW of renewable capacity and deliver more than 3.9 million MWh of clean energy annually.

“Playing a significant role in helping to reduce the sources of human-induced climate change is an important commitment for Amazon,” said Kara Hurst, director of sustainability, Amazon. “Major investments in renewable energy are a critical step to address our carbon footprint globally. We will continue to invest in these projects, and look forward to additional investments this year and beyond.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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