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Amazon Announces Three New Wind Power Projects

Online retailer Amazon will source clean power from three wind energy projects as part of its long-term goal to power all global web services infrastructure with 100% renewable energy, the company announced on Monday.

In 2018, Amazon web services exceeded 50% renewable energy for its global infrastructure with its existing nine renewable energy projects. The wind farms, planned in Ireland, Sweden, and the U.S., will produce more than 670 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity annually and will have a combined capacity of 229 megawatts.

Amazon committed to buying the energy from a new wind project in Ireland, with a capacity of 91.2 megawatts (MW). The project in Donegal is planned to come online by the end of 2021. The company will also purchase 91 MW of power from a new wind farm in Sweden's Backhammar, which is expected to deliver renewable energy by the end of 2020.

The wind farm project in the U.S., in the Tehachapi Mountains in California, is expected to bring up to 47 MW of new renewable energy capacity by the end of 2020. With the addition of Amazon's three new wind farms, the company's renewable energy projects are expected to generate more than 2,700 GWh of renewable energy each year.

(Anadolu Agency)

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