Solar panels built at Dunfermline’s Amazon base would provide enough energy to power over 300 households. The distribution center, which has a working area of over 1.5 million square feet – the size of 17 football fields – has 5,900 modular […]
Solar panels built at Dunfermline’s Amazon base would provide enough energy to power over 300 households. The distribution center, which has a working area of over 1.5 million square feet – the size of 17 football fields – has 5,900 modular solar panels built. The initiative is part of Amazon’s effort to reach its target of being fueled entirely by clean energies by 2025 as a portion of The Climate Pledge, a promise to be carbon-neutral in all of its operations by 2040.
“We are going to invest in the on-site solar arrays to reach 100 percent clean electricity by 2025, and I am glad that Amazon’s fulfillment center in Dunfermline is willing to play a role in this,” Jamie Strain, Amazon’s Dunfermline site boss, stated. We’re engaging in these types of sustainability and clean energy programs because they’re healthy for the atmosphere, our cities, and our bottom line.”
Amazon is the world’s biggest business consumer of green energies, with 187 solar and wind ventures worldwide. These ventures will be able to produce more than 6.9 gigawatts of power and provide over 20 million MWh megawatt-hours of electricity each year. There are 62 utility-scale wind as well as solar schemes, as well as 125 solar rooftops on our global facilities.
Douglas Chapman, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, praised the project, saying: “I’m thrilled to learn that Amazon has installed hundreds of solar panels at its Dunfermline fulfillment center, bringing the company closer to being a net-zero enterprise.
“In the year when we host the most significant climate summit of the century, COP26 in Glasgow, it’s crucial that the private sector not only contributes but also leads the way in cutting carbon emissions and promoting clean energy alternatives. “Businesses like Amazon are reducing the possibility of a global crisis in the future by reducing carbon emissions now. That is something that we all look forward to.”
Amazon Founder, as well as CEO Jeff Bezos, stated, “Amazon is supporting to combat climate change by growing rapidly to fuel our companies with clean energy.” “Amazon has been the largest business buyer of green resources in history, with 127 wind and solar plants. We’re on pace to operate our whole organization on green energies by 2025, five years advance of our initial goal of 2030. This is only one of the moves we’re doing to achieve our Climate Pledge goals. I’m so glad of all of the Amazon groups who are working so tirelessly, so smartly, and so quickly to bring these ventures up and running.”