Amazon announces three new renewable energy projects, including its first in Scotland
London: The famous tech giant Amazon announced three renewable energy projects, saying it was committed to minimizing carbon emissions following criticism earlier this year. According to the sources, the facilities would provide energy to its Amazon Web Services data centers. A wind farm, with an all-out capacity of 50 megawatts (MW), will be sited on Scotland’s Kintyre Peninsula and is projected to generate 168,000 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy every year. Amazon said the facility could power the comparable of 46,000 U.K. homes and would be the U.K.’s largest corporate wind power purchase agreement.
Moreover, two solar projects in North Carolina and Virginia will extent to 215 MW of absolute capacity, with Amazon assuming them to produce 500,997 MWh per year. The projects proclaimed are expected to lead generating energy in 2021. In a statement, Amazon’s Director of Sustainability Kara Hurst said the firm was “committed to minimizing our carbon emissions and reaching 80% renewable energy use across the company by 2024”. It is to be noted that Amazon is just one of many global technology organizations considering to power processes using renewable sources of energy to cater for environmental tribulations confronting the world in the future.