Amazon Renewable Projects Include Huntington County
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has announced 37 renewable energy projects around the world, including a solar farm in Huntington County. The e-commerce giant says the projects are part of efforts to power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025.
The newly-announced project in Huntington County will create 35 megawatts of electricity and is expected to be complete in 2024. Another solar project already underway in Randolph County is also slated for completion in 2024.
The projects include three wind farms, 26 solar farms, and eight rooftop solar installations and are expected to increase the company’s renewable energy capacity by nearly 30%. The projects are located throughout 13 states, as well as Spain, France, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
“Our commitment to protecting the planet and limiting Amazon’s impact on the environment has led us to become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world in both 2020 and 2021,” said Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon. “Given the growth of our business, and our mission to run 100% of Amazon’s operations on renewable energy, we aren’t slowing our renewable investments down. We now have 310 wind and solar projects across 19 countries, and are working hard to reach our goal of powering 100% of our business on renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of our original target of 2030.”
Amazon also previously completed a 150-megawatt wind farm in Benton County in 2016.
Altogether, the company expects to produce 42,000 gigawatt hours of renewable energy each year.
You can view an interactive map of Amazon’s renewable energy projects by clicking here.