Amazon is committed to using 100% renewable energy across our global infrastructure. We were 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 37 rooftop systems in the U.S., 12 in Europe, and eight in India, totaling more than 110 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity as of December 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 investments in the U.S. will be located in Lee County, Illinois and Frederick County, Virginia. These solar farms mark Amazon’s first large-scale renewable energy project in the state of Illinois and our ninth project in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our newest renewable energy commitment in Europe is Amazon's first large-scale project in Spain, located near Sevilla. Once complete, these three new Amazon renewable energy projects will provide 329 MW of additional renewable capacity supplying energy to the company’s fulfillment network in Europe and Amazon Web Services data centers, which power Amazon and millions of AWS customers globally.
As of December 2019, Amazon has 70 renewable energy projects, which have the capacity to generate 1,900 MW and deliver more than 5.3 million MWh of energy annually. Explore Amazon's renewable energy projects around the globe.