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    Amazon announces two new solar plants in Valladolid and self-consumption in a Girona center

    February 1, 2023 - CE Noticias Financieras


      Amazon today announced three renewable energy projects in Spain, out of a total of 25 worldwide, which will be two solar plants in the province of Valladolid, with a renewable capacity of 20.9 megawatts (MW) each and scheduled to start operating in 2024, and a new solar roof at its logistics center in El Far d'Empordà (Girona), which will open its doors next April. With these projects, Amazon will exceed 1.55 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity in Spain, with 18 off-site installations (15 solar plants and 3 wind farms) and 27 solar roofs on its buildings. When all of them are operational, they will produce renewable energy equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 850,000 Spanish households.

      The remaining projects are located in Finland, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, with a combined renewable capacity of 372 MW (including the projects in Spain). Amazon has continued to expand its portfolio of offshore wind projects, investing in two new projects in Germany with a combined renewable capacity of 280 MW. In North America, with a combined renewable capacity of 918 MW, located in Arizona, California and Texas. A new solar project combined with energy storage in California will allow Amazon to store the clean energy produced by its solar projects, and use it when solar power is not available, such as at night or during periods of high demand. Also in California, Amazon has announced its first on-site solar project at the Amazon Air Hub, where employees pack and handle cargo and perform aircraft operations. And ten new renewable energy projects in India, Indonesia and Japan. In India, Amazon is adding a third 200 MW wind-solar hybrid project to its two existing projects. In Indonesia, Amazon has invested in its first renewable energy projects in the country, securing a first-tier agreement for corporations to access additional utility-scale solar projects. In Japan, Amazon added three on-site solar projects and a new 38 MW utility-scale solar project.

      In 2022, the company increased its global renewable capacity by 8.3 gigawatts (GW), with 133 new projects in 11 countries. These investments bring Amazon's total renewable capacity to more than 20 GW, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 15.3 million European households, with 401 projects in 22 countries. The company continues to invest to add new wind and solar projects to the grid that powers its operations, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers, its logistics centers and its physical stores around the world, it said in a statement. In addition, these investments bring Amazon closer to its goal of powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of its initial 2030 target. The company has a total of 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries, consisting of 164 large-scale solar and wind installations and 237 solar rooftops on its buildings. Once operational, all these projects are expected to generate 56 881 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy per year.


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