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Amazon ranks #1 for onsite solar instalments to support Shipment Zero

By Sasha Fedorenko July 26, 2019 - 12:46 pm

Amazon today announced their position as a pioneer in the US for the amount of corporate on-site instalments in 2018 to support Shipment Zero initiative.

The honoree, which is granted by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recognised Amazon’s on-site solar systems to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and the ability to generate as much as 80% of a single fulfilment facility’s annual energy needs.

Amazon’s on-site solar investments support Shipment Zero – Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net-zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net-zero by 2030 – as well as its companywide goal to use 100% renewable energy across their global operations and infrastructure.

According to the SEIA’s 2018 Solar Means Business Report, Amazon ranked #1 in the US. for the amount of corporate on-site solar installed in 2018, and #2 for the total amount of solar installed to date.

In the last three years alone, Amazon have installed more solar capacity in the US than any company. In total, Amazon’s solar projects in the US have offset the CO2 equivalent of more than 200 million miles of truck deliveries.

Globally, Amazon has 32 rooftop systems in the US 12 in the EU, and seven in India, totalling over 98 MW of installed capacity. In total, Amazon has 61 operating solar and wind projects that are expected to generate over 1,044 MW and deliver over 3.1 million MWh of energy annually.

Amazon has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. Since launching Frustration-Free Packaging in 2009, Amazon has eliminated more than 244,000 tons of packaging materials and avoided 500 million shipping boxes.

Amazon continues to invest in sustainability through the company’s network of solar and wind farms, solar on fulfilment centre rooftops, the circular economy with the Closed Loop Fund, Amazon’s Second Chance website, and numerous other initiatives happening every day by teams across Amazon.

Amazon have also implemented the District Energy Project that uses recycled energy for heating millions of square feet of the company’s headquarters buildings in Seattle. For more information on Amazon’s sustainability initiatives, visit www.amazon.com/sustainability.

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