Amazon Signs Deals for Four New Wind and Solar Projects

  • Amazon Signs Deals for Four New Wind and Solar Projects

Amazon Signs Deals for Four New Wind and Solar Projects

Of this 60,000 MW, 37,669 MW capacity has already been commissioned (as on February 29, 2020), with 9236 MW of projects under implementation and 1200 MW under bidding, the minister said.

Separately, Amazon also recently announced a new solar project in Pittsylvania County that will power Amazon's new headquarters along with other Amazon-owned operations across the Commonwealth, including Whole Foods Markets and fulfilment centres.

Amazon's newest solar project in the USA will be a 65MW PV plant in Halifax County, Virginia.

Further, he said in order to attract investors and developers, the government has instructed Solar Energy Corporation of India and NTPC not to prescribe upper cap (of tariff) in future bids for wind and solar power projects.

The new projects also include a 122 megawatt onshore wind project in Sweden, a 50 megawatt solar farm in Spain, and a 65 megawatt USA solar project in Virginia.

This contract is part of Anglo American's strategy to use 100% renewable energy for its operations in Brazil as of 2022 and is part of its Sustainable Mining Plan which aims to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 30% before 2030. Altogether, the wind and solar projects are expected to produce almost 300 megawatts of capacity, and approximately 840,000 MWh of energy annually. "In addition to the environmental benefits inherently associated with running applications in the cloud, investing in renewable energy is a critical step toward addressing our carbon footprint globally".

About 50 solar rooftops are also installed by Amazon which allegedly generate 122 MW of renewable capacity and delivers 193,000 MWh of clean energy annually.

To date, Amazon launched 26 utility-scale wind and solar renewable energy projects that will generate over 2,200 MW of renewable capacity and deliver more than 6.2 million MWh of clean energy annually - enough to power 560,000 U.S. homes.