Amazon sets 2022 power-on for 62-MW solar farm in Singapore

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Amazon expects to fully energize by 2022 all of its facilities in Singapore with renewable energy from a 62-megawatt solar photovoltaic project. These include Amazon offices, fulfillment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres that support millions of customers globally.

The world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy said this project supports Singapore’s vision outlined in the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and also Amazon’s commitment to power their operations fully with renewable energy by 2030. The company expects to meet this goal five years early by 2025.

“(This is) our fifth utility-scale renewable energy project in the Asia-Pacific region (and) is part of our commitment to investing in solar and wind projects globally,” the company said in as statement.

When complete in 2022, the project will be among the largest aggregated movable solar energy systems designed and installed in Singapore, and it will contribute net-new renewable energy to the national electricity grid. 

The project is expected to generate 80,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean energy year, enough to power more than 10,000 homes in Singapore.

Since 2019, Amazon has announced three wind and solar projects in Australia and one solar project in China. Together, these projects contribute about 411 MW of installed capacity and will supply more than 900,000 MWh of additional renewable energy to local electricity grids.

In early 2020, Sunseap Group, Singapore’s leading solar energy provider, signed a long-term agreement with Amazon to export 62 MW of clean energy to the national grid.

Sunseap was awarded one of the two contracts under JTC’s SolarLand Phase 3, through which Sunseap will install the solar systems on an estimated 40 hectares of temporary vacant land across Singapore.

Unlike conventional fixed designs, these systems are designed to be modular and flexible, and can be redeployed when the land is needed for other uses.