Amazon has announced the construction of three solar stations in America and Spain.
In Spain, it is planned to build a solar park with a capacity of 149 MW, which will supply electricity to logistics centers in Europe.
In America, solar stations will be located in the states of Illinois (100 MW) and North Virginia (80 MW). SPPs will provide power to data centers. According to the company, this is Amazon's first major renewable energy project in Illinois and the ninth in Virginia.
The company plans to provide 80% of its electricity needs by 2024, and 100% by 2030.
Now the company’s portfolio has 70 active renewable energy projects around the world. Their total capacity is 1900 MW, together they generate 5.3 million MWh of electricity per year (21 wind-solar park and 50 solar stations on the roofs of logistics centers).
Recall that Amazon plans to launch a 23.2 MW wind farm in Ireland.
It was reported earlier that Facebook data center will be powered by solar energy. The company signed a contract for the construction of a solar power plant with a capacity of 107 MW.
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