Amazon to Generate 8,000 KW of Solar Power via Solar Panels Installations

Apart from expanding existing capacity in Delhi, the company has plans to add large-scale solar panel systems at the fulfillment centers and two sortation sites located in Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore.

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In order to generate the clean energy and fulfill its power demands for fulfillment centers and sortation sites, Amazon India is eying to install more solar panels on rooftops of these facilities in different cities of the country. According to the company, in the fulfillment centers in Delhi and Hyderabad, it has already installed around 1600 KW of solar power panels.

Apart from expanding existing capacity in Delhi, the company has plans to add large-scale solar panel systems at the fulfillment centers and two sortation sites located in Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore.

According to Amazon India, by the end of 2018, this deployment would enable the company to generate solar energy close to 8000 KW. This installation would cover an area of around 1 million square feet of fulfillment and sort centers of the company and would help in reducing carbon emission by around 9000 tons a year.

“The investment in solar energy systems in India is in line with Amazon’s vision to deploy solar systems on 50 fulfillment and sortation centers globally by 2020,” Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfillment, Amazon India, said in a statement.

“We are committed to and invested in this work because it’s a triple win – it’s good for business, good for the planet, and good for our customers and communities. The installation of the solar panels at fulfillment centers in Hyderabad and Delhi reinstates this commitment and by the end of 2018, we plan to expand this installation to an additional 7 Amazon Operations sites in India.”

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