Amazon has added 39 new renewable energy projects with more than 1 GW of clean energy capacity to grids across Europe to date in 2023.
Amazon has enabled more than 160 wind and solar projects across 13 countries in Europe, which are expected to provide 5.8 GW of clean energy capacity, enough to power more than 4.7 million European households annually.
The new projects include 15 rooftop solar installations on Amazon facilities and 24 utility-scale wind and solar projects, including a solar farm in Greece.
According to a new economic model developed by Amazon, the company’s European wind and solar farms have not only generated an estimated $2.56 billion in investment in Europe but also contributed more than $771 million to the region’s GDP between 2014 and 2022.
The projects supported more than 3,900 full-time equivalent jobs in 2022.
The new projects include rooftop solar projects in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK, as well as utility-scale solar and wind projects in Finland, Germany, Greece, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
“With more than 160 wind and solar projects in Europe, Amazon is helping to provide new sources of clean energy to local grids, creating jobs, and supporting local businesses as we progress toward powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025,” said Lindsay McQuade, Director of Energy, EMEA at Amazon. “Corporate investment is an important catalyst to help transition toward a clean energy future, and we look forward to continuing to work with governments, local communities, and energy providers across Europe to deliver more renewable energy into local grids.”