Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Amazon to install solar panels on 50 facility rooftops
Amazon to install solar panels on 50 facility rooftops
11
Mar '17
Courtesy: Amazon
Courtesy: Amazon
Amazon has taken the initiative to install solar panels on 50 fulfillment facility rooftops worldwide by 2020. The company plans to deploy large-scale solar systems on rooftops of more than 15 fulfillment and sortation centres in the US this year and is planning to deploy solar systems on 50 fulfillment and sortation centers globally by 2020.

The initial solar projects planned for completion by the end of 2017 will generate up to 41 megawatts (MW) of power at Amazon facilities in California, New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada and Delaware. Depending on the specific project, time of year and other factors, a solar installation could generate as much as 80 per cent of a single fulfillment facility’s annual energy needs.

"As our fulfillment network continues to expand, we want to help generate more renewable energy at both existing and new facilities around the world in partnership with community and business leaders," said Dave Clark, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations. "We are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability—this is good for the environment, our business and our customers. By diversifying our energy portfolio, we can keep business costs low and pass along further savings to customers. It is a win-win," added Clark.

Amazon's recent renewable energy projects include the company’s largest wind farm to date, located in Texas. In addition, a network of wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia are delivering energy onto the electric grid that powers AWS data centres. To date, Amazon has announced or commenced construction on projects which will generate a total of 3.6 million MW of renewable energy. Amazon was the leading corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the US in 2016, according to the 2017 State of Green Business report.

Additionally, Amazon has expanded its innovative career choice programme to include funding for associates to earn North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification.

"The NABCEP professional accreditation is a spring board for fulfillment center associates to enter a rapidly growing and in-demand workforce outside of Amazon as PV installers," said Kara Hurst, Director of Amazon's Worldwide Sustainability. "It would be great one day soon to see former associates developing solar systems on the rooftops of our fulfillment centers." (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Trinity Kubassek from Pexels

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2018

Australian wool production to fall 5.7% in 2018-19

Shorn wool production in Australia is likely to fall by 5.7 per cent...

Courtesy: Next Level Apparel

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Aug 2018

Blue Point Capital recapitalises Next Level Apparel

Blue Point Capital Partners has recapitalised Next Level Apparel, a...

Retailers approaching 100% inventory accuracy: Study

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Aug 2018

Retailers approaching 100% inventory accuracy: Study

With computer vision use cases maturing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Chunyi Zhi
City University of Hong Kong

<div><b>Chunyi Zhi</b>, associate professor in the Department of Materials ...

Melissa Tate
University of New South Wales

<div><div><div><div><b>Melissa Tate</b>, a well-known scientist currently...

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


August 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search