With the addition of this new farm, Amazon's wind and solar projects in the USA now total 18, with 35 more in the pipeline. These projects will together generate adequate clean energy in order to power more than 330,000 homes each year.
Amazon has deployed 18 wind and solar projects across the United States and has about three dozen more in the works.
According to Mashable, Amazon aims to provide clean energy power to over 3 lakh homes every year through the combined energy of its 50 renewable solar and wind projects in Ohio, Carolina, and Virginia.
The company predicts that the project will create hundreds of jobs, as well as millions of dollars to the communities in which Amazon is building these farms.
"These are important steps toward reaching our long-term goal to power our global infrastructure using 100 percent renewable energy", said Kara Hurst, Amazon's Director of Sustainability.
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Amazon, LCE, and the local community celebrated the launch with an onsite BBQ event.
According to Forbes, the company's latest renewable energy project, which has been built and is owned by Lincoln Clean Energy, secured tax equity from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and GE Energy Financial Services, largely because Amazon is purchasing 90 per cent of its power output.
"I applaud Amazon's leadership in supporting renewable power".
According to Bloomberg, Amazon's clean energy investments now exceed 1.2 GW, while Google's are close to 1.9 GW.
In addition to its investment in renewable energy, Amazon's commitment to sustainability includes innovations like Frustration-Free Packaging programs, which eliminated more than 55,000 tons of packaging a year ago, the District Energy system at its headquarters in Seattle that heats more than 3 million square feet of office space using recycled heat from a nearby non-Amazon data center, and more.