Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Tilbury has unveiled its largest solar roof top installation in Europe.
The building has 2 million sq. ft. of operating space – equivalent to 28 football pitches – and has been fitted with more than 11,500 module solar panels which generate the equivalent amount of electricity required to power 700 homes for one year.
“At Amazon, we are putting our scale and our inventive culture to work on sustainability and protecting the environment. We are proud of the fact that Amazon has a goal to power our global infrastructure using 100% renewable energy, and this solar panel installation is just one of the ways we are working to make our fulfilment centre network sustainable.”Brittany Stanton, senior energy programme manager,
Solar panel projects such as these help Amazon drive towards its goal to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025 as part of The Climate Pledge – a commitment to be net zero carbon across its businesses by 2040.
“To achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 we will invest in large on-site solar installations like this one in Tilbury which will help power our fulfilment centres directly, and in large off-site renewable energy, wind and solar projects where the power goes into our local utility grids.
“We’re investing in sustainability and renewable energy projects of this kind because it’s good for the environment, good for our communities, and good for business. That’s why we co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, outlining our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 – ten years in advance of the Paris Climate Agreement.”Brittany.
Globally, Amazon has more than 90 renewable energy projects including 31 utility-scale wind and solar renewable energy projects and more than 60 solar rooftops on fulfilment centres and sorting centres around the world.