Amazon announced Wednesday that it will develop a solar farm in Huntington County as part of its mission to power its global operations entirely with renewable energy. The corporation intends to meet its renewable energy goals by 2025, five years ahead of the initial 2030 deadline.
The actual site of the solar farm was not specified in the Amazon press release, but it would generate 35 megawatts of power. The Solar Energy Industries Association estimates that one megawatt will power 190 houses for a year.”Our commitment to conserving the environment and minimising Amazon’s environmental effect has led us to become the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in both 2020 and 2021,” said the company. “We aren’t slowing down our renewable investments because of the growth of our business and our aim to run 100 percent of Amazon’s operations on renewable energy,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon.

Amazon announce developing a solar farm in Huntington County

The solar farm in Huntington is one of 37 new projects revealed on Wednesday. They can be found in the United States, Spain, France, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates, among other places. There are three new wind farms, 26 new solar farms, and eight new rooftop solar installations at its buildings around the world, which vary in project kind and scale. Amazon presently has 310 renewable energy projects, including 134 wind and solar farms and 176 rooftop solar projects, as a result of these efforts.

Once operational, Amazon’s 310 projects are estimated to generate 42,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy per year, enough to power 3.9 million US homes annually, according to the company. The carbon-free energy produced by these projects will also help save 17.3 million metric tons of carbon emissions per year, the equivalent of more than 3.7 million cars in the United States.