Amazon exceeds 1.55 GW of renewable capacity in Spain |

Amazon exceeds 1.55 GW of renewable capacity in Spain |

Amazon will increase its renewable capacity in Spain to 1.55 gigawatts (GW) with the commissioning of two new solar plants in Castilla y León and a new solar roof in Catalonia.

Specifically, the three new projects consist of two solar plants in the province of Valladolid, with a renewable capacity of 20.9 megawatts (MW) each and whose entry into operation is scheduled for 2024, and a new solar roof on its logistics center of El Far d’Empordà (Girona), which will open its doors in April.

With these projects, Amazon will exceed 1.55 GW of renewable capacity in Spain, with a total of 18 ‘off-site’ installations (15 solar plants and three wind farms) and 27 solar roofs on its buildings.

In this way, the multinational has specified that when all of them are operational they will produce renewable energy equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 850,000 Spanish homes.

The American multinational has announced this Tuesday 25 new renewable energy projects worldwide. In 2022, the company increased its global renewable capacity by 8.3 gigawatts (GW), with 133 new projects in 11 countries.

These investments bring the company’s total renewable capacity to more than 20 GW, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 15.3 million European homes, with 401 projects in 22 countries.

In this way, the multinational continues to invest to add new wind and solar projects to the network that powers its operations, including the Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers, its logistics centers and its physical stores throughout the world.

With these investments, Amazon has achieved a new corporate record as the company that has announced the most renewable energy projects alone in a year.

In this way, it maintains its position as the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world -a position it has held since 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance-, and also in Spain.

The multinational has stressed that these investments bring it closer to its goal of powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years before its initial goal of 2030.

Amazon has a total of 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries, consisting of 164 large-scale solar and wind installations and 237 solar roofs on its buildings. Once operational, these projects are expected to generate 56,881 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy per year.

AWS CEO, Adam Selipsky, has welcomed the company’s firm commitment to renewable energy. “As we continue to announce new renewable energy projects around the world, we are getting closer and closer to our goal of operating on 100% renewable energy five years ahead of our initial goal. In 2022 we announced 133 projects in 11 countries, and this marked a new record year for Amazon”, he highlighted.

In addition to the three projects in Spain, Amazon has confirmed another eight projects in Europe, which are located in Finland, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, with a combined renewable capacity of 372 megawatts (MW).

Outside the ‘old continent’, the multinational will launch four new projects in North America, with a combined renewable capacity of 918 MW, located in Arizona, California and Texas and another 10 in India, Indonesia and Japan.


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