Renewable Energy

Transitioning to renewable energy is one of the highest-impact ways to immediately lower emissions. Amazon is the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy and is on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of our original target of 2030.

Eight wind turbines in motion in a field at dusk.
Eight wind turbines in motion in a field at dusk.
Eight wind turbines in motion in a field at dusk.
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Our Progress
Renewable Energy by the Numbers
#1
World’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy
85%
Renewable energy reached across our business in 2021
15.7
Gigawatts of total renewable capacity (as of April 2022)
310
Global renewable energy projects (as of April 2022)
134
Utility-scale wind and solar projects (as of April 2022)
176
On-site solar systems (as of April 2022)
Expanding Our Capacity

In 2021, we reached 85% renewable energy across our business, and announced renewable energy projects across 18 countries.

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Our Progress
In 2021, we reached 85% renewable energy across our business.

Our first solar projects in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates came online, and we announced new projects in Singapore, Japan, Australia, and China. Our projects in South Africa and Japan are the first corporate-backed, utility-scale solar farms in these countries.

We also announced two new offshore wind projects in Europe, including our largest renewable energy project to date. As of December 2021, we had enabled more than 3.5 gigawatts of renewable energy in Europe through 80 projects, making Amazon the largest purchaser of renewable energy in Europe.

SPOTLIGHT
In 2021, Amazon’s first operational solar project in South Africa started to supply clean, renewable energy to the grid that supplies power to AWS data centers, and contributes to the country’s 2030 renewable energy goals.

The solar project consists of more than 24,000 solar panels that track the sun from east to west, rotating on a single point. The project’s design will avoid an estimated 25,000 tons of carbon emissions annually, the equivalent of removing 5,400 cars from the road in South Africa.

The solar project is majority-owned by local women and operated by a fully South African-owned company. The project has reduced waste by donating unused materials from construction, including pallets and electrical cable drums, to local furniture businesses and special skills schools to support small and medium-sized businesses.
Our Global Renewable Energy Projects

Since 2014, we have invested in global renewable energy generation to decarbonize our business across our worldwide operations.

Our projects supply renewable energy for a variety of Amazon facilities, including corporate offices, fulfillment centers, data centers, and physical stores, which collectively serve millions of customers globally.

Explore our global renewable energy projects using the map below.

Accounting for the Energy Consumed by Amazon Devices

Our renewable energy projects help meet Amazon’s commitment to produce the clean energy equivalent of the electricity used by every customer’s Echo device.

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We’re making additional large-scale investments in wind and solar farm capacity, which will produce the clean energy equivalent to the electricity used by all Echo, Fire TV, and Ring devices worldwide by 2025.

SPOTLIGHT
Keeping the power grid supplied when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing demands innovative solutions to continually generate carbon-free electricity. Amazon announced our first solar energy and storage projects, which provide the infrastructure required to store solar energy. These utility-scale projects help enable electricity grids to operate with carbon-free electricity when the sun isn’t shining.
Related Downloads
  • Renewable Energy Methodology
    Learn more about how we calculate our renewable energy use.
  • Renewable Energy Assurance Statement
    Read our Renewable Energy Assurance Statement from our third-party auditor, Apex.
  • Devices Renewable Energy Assurance Statement
    Read our Devices Renewable Energy Assurance Statement from our third-party auditor, Apex.
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