Amazon is launching 4 new projects of renewable energy around the world to power its data centres with green energy. This is to power the Amazon Web services platform.
The projects will be located in Australia, Sweden, Spain and the US state of Virginia. Combined together, these projects are expected to produce an additional 840000 MWh energy annually. This value is equivalent to the consumption of 76000 US homes.
However, the energy generated will fulfil the energy demand of servers, network and storage equipment of AWS infrastructure.
Three of these projects in Australia, Spain and Virginia will be related to solar energy. The remaining project in Sweden is an onshore wind project. Each project will launch separately throughout the year 2021 and 2022.
The details were revealed by Amazon itself as evidence that the organization is working to meet its commitment to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024. Their target is to make it 100% by 2030.
Amazon also revealed plans to build a solar farm in Pittsylvania County to power its new headquarters known as HQ2. This will be done within the next 2 years. HQ2 is on track to become a four million-square-foot campus that will be powered by 100% renewable energy.