Amazon plans to set up a 62 MW ground-mounted solar project in Singapore. This is the company’s first renewable energy project in Singapore and is expected to be completed in 2022. It will be among the largest aggregated movable solar energy projects in the country and will supply power to the national electricity grid. Once operational, it would generate 80,000 MWh of solar energy per year. This project will supply renewable energy for Amazon offices, fulfillment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers.
Amazon and AWS have been investing in Singapore for more than a decade. This project will contribute to Singapore Green Plan 2030 which is the country’s ten-year sustainable development agenda with clean energy procurement a key pillar. The project will also help Amazon meet its target to power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2030. The company is expected to meet its goal five years early by 2025.
The Singapore project is the company’s latest renewable energy investment in the Asia Pacific region. It has announced three wind and solar projects in Australia and one solar project in China since 2019, which together contribute approximately 411 MW of installed capacity.
Amazon is the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy. In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge which is a commitment to becoming net-zero carbon by 2040 and has over 50 other companies as its signatories. To reduce its global carbon footprint, Amazon has enabled renewable power projects with a capacity to generate over 6.9 GW and deliver more than 20 million MWhs of energy annually. These include utility-scale wind and solar projects as well as rooftop solar projects around the globe.