Amazon has announced four new renewable energy projects. One of them is the first Amazon project of its kind in Australia. In addition, the e-commerce giant is launching its second project in Sweden, the second in Spain and the eleventh in the United States.
The Australian project is a 60 MW solar plant in upstate New South Wales, which is expected to be commissioned in 2021. It will generate 142,000 MWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of nearly 23,000 average Australian households.
The Swedish project is a 122 MW wind farm in Westernorrland, due to be commissioned in 2022. The Spanish project is a 50 MW solar plant in Zaragoza, which is expected to work in 2021. The total generation of these two power plants is equivalent to the annual consumption of 158,000 average European households.
Finally, Amazon’s US project is a 65 MW solar power plant in Virginia. It is expected that it will generate more than 150,000 MWh of electricity per year.
These projects are part of Amazon’s full transition to renewable energy strategies. To date, the company has already launched 26 projects in this area with a total capacity of more than 2,200 MW, which will annually be able to generate more than 6.2 million MWh of green electricity.