Renewable energy

Amazon is committed to using 100% renewable energy across our global infrastructure. We are ranked #1 in the U.S. by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for corporate on-site solar installed in 2018. These installations offset the carbon dioxide equivalent of more than 200 million miles of truck deliveries.

Scaling up the use of renewable energy is a critical part of Amazon’s goal to reach net zero carbon by 2040. Clean energy sources, such as wind and solar, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to power our services to customers.

In 2019, we surpassed a goal we set in 2017 to install 50 solar rooftop systems on our fulfillment network buildings by 2020, 18 months early. Globally, Amazon has 32 rooftop systems in the U.S.,12 in Europe, and seven in India, totaling more than 98 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity as of July 2019. A rooftop solar system can generate as much as 80% of a single fulfillment facility’s annual energy needs, depending on the specific project, time of year, and other factors. These solar projects supply energy to our operations network, helping us achieve our Shipment Zero goal to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030.

Our largest wind project to date, Amazon Wind Farm Texas, is a 253 MW wind farm in Scurry County in the western part of the state. With more than 100 turbines, the project generates 1 million megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually—enough to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes for a year.

Our newest renewable energy project in the U.S. will be located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and will be the seventh Amazon Solar Farm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Once complete, the new Amazon Solar Farm will provide 45 MW of renewable capacity and is expected to generate 100,000 MWh of clean energy annually. Our newest renewable energy project in Europe will be located in Cork, Ireland, and will be the second Amazon Wind Farm in the Republic of Ireland. Once complete, the new Amazon Wind Farm will provide 23.2 MW of renewable capacity, with expected generation of 68,000 MWh of clean energy annually.

As of August 2019, Amazon has 66 renewable energy projects, including 51 solar rooftops, which have the capacity to generate 1,342 MW and deliver more than 3.9 million MWh of energy annually.

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