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Amazon sets new record in 2022 for renewable energy purchases

With 25 additional renewable energy projects secured by to end of the year, the company now has 401 projects worldwide, including 237 rooftop solar panels on Amazon buildings and 164 wind and solar farms.

Amazon increases its renewable energy capacity by 8.3 GW in 2022, breaking the previous record for the most renewable energy purchased by a single business. (Image: Twitter/@AmazonNews_IN)

Amazon revealed on January 31, 2023, that 133 new projects across 11 countries increased its renewable energy capacity by 8.3 gigawatts (GW) in 2022. With 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries, Amazon's portfolio now totals more than 20 GW or enough energy to power 5.3 million U.S. homes.

The grids that power Amazon's activities, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres, Amazon fulfilment centres, and physical stores throughout the world, continue to add new wind and solar projects as a result of the company's renewable energy acquisitions.

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