Europe's largest Amazon warehouse unveils vast new 'solar system' on its roof

Amazon has filled the roof of a massive two million square foot fulfilment centre in Kent with a whopping 11,500 with solar panels as part of a pledge to move to renewable energy by 2025.

With an annual production of around 2,700 megawatt hours - or a capacity of 4.83 megawatts - the Amazon 'solar system' will generate the equivalent electricity needed to power 700 homes for one year.

The impressive installation was unveiled on Thursday at Amazon's fulfilment centre in Tilbury, Essex - the second largest Amazon facility in the world and the largest in Europe.

The solar development is part of Amazon's Climate Pledge, launched last year that commits the company to move to fully renewable energy and become net zero carbon across the whole business by 2040. 

Amazon has filled the roof of a massive two million square foot fulfilment centre in Kent with a whopping 11,500 with solar panels as part of a pledge to move to renewable energy by 2025

Amazon has filled the roof of a massive two million square foot fulfilment centre in Kent with a whopping 11,500 with solar panels as part of a pledge to move to renewable energy by 2025

With an annual production of around 2,700 megawatt hours - or a capacity of 4.83 megawatts - the Amazon 'solar system' will generate the equivalent electricity needed to power 700 homes for one year

With an annual production of around 2,700 megawatt hours - or a capacity of 4.83 megawatts - the Amazon 'solar system' will generate the equivalent electricity needed to power 700 homes for one year

The impressive installation was unveiled on Thursday at Amazon's fulfilment centre in Tilbury, Essex - the second largest Amazon facility in the world and the largest in Europe

The impressive installation was unveiled on Thursday at Amazon's fulfilment centre in Tilbury, Essex - the second largest Amazon facility in the world and the largest in Europe

Brittany Stanton, Senior Energy Programme Manager at Amazon, said they were putting their 'scale and inventive culture' to work on sustainability and saving the planet for future generations.

'We are proud of the fact that Amazon has a goal to power our global infrastructure using 100 per cent renewable energy,' Stanton explained.

'This solar panel installation is just one of the ways we are working to make our fulfilment centre network sustainable.'

To reach the 100 per cent renewable energy goal by 2025 Amazon plans to invest in more large on-site solar installations throughout the fulfilment network.

These solar systems are then able to power the centres directly, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels or other energy - but they also plan to contribute to the grid.

'We will also invest in large off-site renewable energy, wind and solar projects where the power goes into our local utility grids,' said Stanton.

'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.'

This latest solar system, future renewable installations and other projects form part of the wider Amazon Climate Pledge, first announced in 2019, the company confirmed.

The solar development is part of Amazon's Climate Pledge, launched last year that commits the company to move to fully renewable energy and become net zero carbon across the whole business by 2040

The solar development is part of Amazon's Climate Pledge, launched last year that commits the company to move to fully renewable energy and become net zero carbon across the whole business by 2040

Brittany Stanton, Senior Energy Programme Manager at Amazon, said they were putting their 'scale and inventive culture' to work on sustainability and saving the planet for future generations

Brittany Stanton, Senior Energy Programme Manager at Amazon, said they were putting their 'scale and inventive culture' to work on sustainability and saving the planet for future generations

This latest solar system, future renewable installations and other projects form part of the wider Amazon Climate Pledge, first announced in 2019, the company confirmed

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