Technology companies may have a sizeable collective carbon footprint, but some are at least trying to reduce it, according tomedia. Amazon today announced three new renewable energy projects as part of its goal of achieving 80 per cent renewable energy use by 2024 and 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. It is reported that the three new projects will be launched in the United States and Spain.
The first will be a solar power plant in Seville, Spain, which will provide 149 megawatts of new renewable energy to the region. Amazon said the project would be the company’s first large-scale renewable energy project in the country.
The other two projects will also be solar power plants, but they will be built in Lee County, Illinois, and Northern Virginia. Together, their renewable energy capacity will reach 180 megawatts, and Amazon says it will produce about 400,000 megawatt hours of clean energy a year.
All of these projects, together, can produce enough energy for more than 67,000 households or 700,000 Megawatt hours of electricity per year. Of course, because the data is provided by Amazon itself, it can only be used as a reference, after all, every household or individual’s energy needs will vary.
“As we work to put our state on a 100% clean, renewable path, The State of Illinois is proud of Amazon’s investment in a large-scale solar project in our state,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “