Environment Sustainable Operations
Renewable Energy
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An illustration of renewable energy featuring images of solar panels, turbines and a lightbulb with renewable energy symbols.

Renewable Energy

As part of our goal to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, Amazon is on a path to powering our operations with 100 % renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of our original target of 2030. In 2020, we became the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, reaching 65 % renewable energy across our business.
Renewable Energy by the Numbers
Amazon's renewable energy projects helped power the 24 million MWh of electricity consumed by Amazon in 2020 and led to a 4 % reduction in our carbon emissions from purchased electricity from 2019 to 2020.
  • 310
    Global Renewable Energy Projects
  • 134
    Utility-Scale Solar and Wind Projects
  • 176
    On-Site Solar Systems
  • 15,700 MW
    Total Renewable Capacity
Renewable Energy Projects Around the Globe
Learn more about some of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the globe.
As of June 2021, Amazon’s largest renewable investment is a wind project in the Netherlands. Scheduled for operation by 2024, a 380 MW capacity will power our operations in Europe.
Amazon co-founds The Climate Pledge, setting goal to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early
Largest Rooftop Solar Array in the state of Colorado
The solar array comprises more than 17,000 panels spanning 19 acres, generating enough energy to provide up to 45% of the 855,000-square-foot facility’s annual energy needs.
This project will power Amazon's Arlington headquarters, regional Whole Foods Market stores, and fulfilment centers. This project is a public-private partnership with Arlington County.
Upon its completion in 2022, the project is expected to generate 80,000 MWh of clean energy annually, enough to power more than 10,000 homes in Singapore.
The Alcalá de Guadaira solar park in Spain provides 149 MW of renewable energy for Amazon logistics facilities and AWS data centres in Spain.
Unveiled in 2020, the UK facility is outfitted with more than 11,500 solar panels, which generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 700 homes in the UK for one year.
Types of Renewable Energy Projects
Scaling up the use of renewable energy is central to Amazon’s strategy to decarbonise our operations. Clean energy sources, such as wind and solar, lessen Amazon’s reliance on fossil fuels to power our operations and the services we provide to customers. We procure new renewable energy beyond the existing grid mix through off-site contracts for wind and solar, on-site rooftop solar installations, and green tariffs with local utilities that result in new projects being added to the grid.
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    Wind and Solar Projects
    Amazon works with energy companies across the globe to bring on new renewable projects dedicated to serving our load. Many of these projects are enabled by long-term contracts such as power purchase agreements with large wind and solar projects in the same energy grids as our electricity use.
  • Amazon Solar Energy
    On-Site Solar Systems
    Amazon installs rooftop or ground mounted solar photovoltaic systems and battery storage on buildings across our operations. Depending on the specific project, time of year, and other factors, a rooftop solar system can generate as much as 80 % of a single fulfillment facility’s annual energy needs.
Explore our renewable energy projects across the globe.
In 2020, Amazon announced an ambitious goal to procure new renewable energy equal to the amount of energy consumed by all Amazon devices, starting with Echo devices. We have contracted the first new wind and solar farms to support this goal, which are currently under construction and are expected to begin operating in 2022-2023. Until then, we are investing in renewable energy certificates that match the quantity of electricity used by every customer’s Echo device, based on the amount of energy we expect those new projects to generate.
Methodology and Verification
Learn more about how we calculate and verify our renewable energy use.
  • Renewable Energy Methodology
    Learn more about how we calculate Amazon’s renewable energy use.
  • Renewable Energy Assurance Statement
    Read the renewable energy assurance statement from Apex.
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