Amazon announces huge solar power projects in Andalusia Extremadura


Amazon announces two new huge solar power projects for Andalusia and Extremadura. Image: Amazon Media

Amazon announces two new huge solar power projects in Spain for Andalusia and Extremadura.

Amazon has announced it is developing two new massive solar energy projects that will produce 170 megawatts (MW) of electricity for Extremadura and Andalusia.

The world’s largest online retailer will increase its installed capacity in the renewable energy sector in Spain to 369 MW, the company said.

These two initiatives are part of the portfolio of nine new commercial wind and solar energy projects in the United States, Canada, Spain, Sweden and the UK, which open on Monday 19th and Seville.

Amazon has built its first “offsite” solar project with an output of 149 MW in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville), which went into operation at the end of 2020. This facility supplies power to the Amazon logistics network and will also power the next Amazon Web Services (AWS) project.

In addition to this station, it has a solar system in Zaragoza with a capacity of 50 MW, which will supply the future AWS region with renewable energy and which should go into operation this year.

The nine new projects that the group has announced worldwide represent a total output of 1,546 MW of renewable energies. These include 350 MW offshore wind farms off the coast of Scotland, Amazon’s largest in Great Britain and also the largest group contract for renewable energies announced by a company in the country, including the combination of a solar project with energy storage.

Amazon has 206 projects worldwide

Globally, Amazon already has a total of 206 renewable projects, including 71 commercial-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar roofs in centers and stores around the world with a total capacity of 8.5 gigawatts (GW).

With the latest projects announced on Monday, Amazon will become the largest corporate renewable energy buyer in Europe with more than 2.5 GW of renewable capacity, enough to serve more than two million European households annually. The new Amazon projects will power Amazon corporate offices, fulfillment centers, Whole Foods Market Stores, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers.

The renewable energy from these projects also helps meet the Group’s commitment to produce the clean energy equivalent of the electricity consumed by each customer’s Echo devices.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will spend $ 10 billion over the next 10 years on fighting climate change.

Source: cincodias


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