Amazon Tuesday released details of a trio of renewable energy projects in the U.S. and Spain, as the retail giant works to reach net zero carbon across its organization by 2040, Kallanish Energy reports.
Together, the three solar projects are expected to generate nearly 700,000 megawatt-hours of energy annually, which is enough to power over 67,000 homes, according to the company.
The project in Spain will be southeast of the city of Seville and have a capacity of 149 megawatts. The solar farms in the U.S. will be in Lee County, Illinois, and Northern Virginia, and will total a combined 180 MW.
Amazon said that once finished, the solar facilities would supply energy to its fulfilment network in Europe, as well as Amazon Web Services data centers.
To date, Amazon has launched over 70 renewable energy projects that will provide over 1,900 MW of renewable capacity and are projected to deliver more than 5.3 million MWh of renewable energy annually.
These projects include 21 utility-scale wind and solar farms and more than 50 solar rooftops installed on fulfillment centers and sort centers worldwide.
Amazon has also launched what it calls a “transparency website” which it uses to report on what it describes as its “sustainability commitments, initiatives, and performance.”
The site also has information on the firm’s carbon footprint, which it reports at 44.40 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent for Fiscal Year 2018.
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