Amazon has added 39 new renewable energy projects in Europe so far this year, adding more than one gigawatt of clean energy capacity to grids across Europe. Amazon has now enabled more than 160 wind and solar projects across 13 countries in Europe. Once all projects are operational, they are expected to provide 5.8 gigawatts of clean energy capacity, enough energy to power more than 4.7 million European households annually.
The new projects include 15 rooftop solar installations on Amazon facilities, and 24 utility-scale wind and solar projects, including its first solar farm in Greece. The project in Greece follows Amazon’s first utility-scale solar farm in Poland last year. Amazon’s investments in these countries help to accelerate the decarbonisation of those energy grids as they transition away from fossil fuels.
“With more than 160 wind and solar projects in Europe, Amazon is helping to provide new sources of clean energy to local grids, creating jobs, and supporting local businesses as we progress toward powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025,” said Lindsay McQuade, Director of Energy, EMEA at Amazon. “Corporate investment is an important catalyst to help transition toward a clean energy future, and we look forward to continuing to work with governments, local communities, and energy providers across Europe to deliver more renewable energy into local grids.”
Amazon’s investment in solar and wind projects has led the company to become Europe’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy. Amazon’s latest projects include rooftop solar projects in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK, as well as new utility-scale solar and wind projects located in Finland, Germany, Greece, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Amazon is on a path to powering our operations, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres, fulfilment centres and physical stores, with 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of its original 2030 target.