American multinational technology company Amazon announced two new renewable energy investments on Thursday, one in the Republic of Ireland and one in the U.S.
Both projects are expected to begin producing clean energy in 2020.
Once complete, the new Amazon Wind Farm in Co. Cork will provide 23.2 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity, with expected generation of 68,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually.
The project marks Amazon’s second renewable energy plant in the country that aims to source 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
Amazon’s newest renewable energy project in the U.S. will be located in Virginia, and will be the seventh Amazon Solar Farm in the state.
The new Amazon Solar Farm will provide 45 MW of renewable capacity and is expected to generate 100,000 MWh of clean energy annually.
Globally, Amazon has 66 renewable energy projects, including the two new additions.
"Major investments in renewable energy are a critical step to address our carbon footprint globally," said Kara Hurst, director of sustainability at Amazon.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic