Amazon announces three renewable energy projects in Spain and the US

Polycount

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These three projects will begin construction in both the US and Spain. The first will be a solar farm in Sevilla, Spain, and it will provide 149 megawatts of "new renewable capacity" to the region. Amazon says this project will be the company's first "large-scale" renewable energy effort in the country.

The next two projects will also be solar farms, but they'll be built in Lee County, Illinois and Northern Virginia. Combined, their renewable energy capacity will add up to 180 megawatts, and Amazon says they'll generate about 400,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy every year.

Together, all of these projects could produce enough energy to power "more than 67,000 homes"; or 700,000 megawatt-hours of power annually. Naturally, since these figures were provided by Amazon itself, some skepticism may be warranted -- after all, the energy needs of each family or individual will vary greatly. Still, it's a nice chunk of power, and state governments are pleased with the investment.

"As we work to put our state on a path to 100% clean and renewable energy, Illinois is proud to have Amazon invest in a major solar project in our state," said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in a statement.

We look forward to seeing how far Amazon will go with its renewable energy plans over the next few years, and we'll be sure to keep you updated on the retail giant's progress.

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Uncle Al

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If Amazon inflates their figures like they usually do the actual number of equivalent homes is about 1/2 to 2/3rds of the number they claim .... unless of course they consider all of those "tiny houses" then it could be as high as 4/5ths ......
 

Bullwinkle M

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If Amazon inflates their figures like they usually do the actual number of equivalent homes is about 1/2 to 2/3rds of the number they claim .... unless of course they consider all of those "tiny houses" then it could be as high as 4/5ths ......
Tesla infates their figures as well, stating that more fires were caused by bad wiring and lightning than the shoddy installations of their solar panels

Wallmart wants them to pay for removal of all their solar garbage from 240 locations and homeowners are smoking mad from the Tesla brand firestarters

Profits are way down and lawsuits are way up but Tesla is massaging those numbers as well
 

wiyosaya

TS Evangelist
Tesla infates their figures as well, stating that more fires were caused by bad wiring and lightning than the shoddy installations of their solar panels

Wallmart wants them to pay for removal of all their solar garbage from 240 locations and homeowners are smoking mad from the Tesla brand firestarters

Profits are way down and lawsuits are way up but Tesla is massaging those numbers as well
IMO, anything coming out of Musk/Tesla is massaged.