AMAZON has signed an agreement with Singapore solar energy provider Sunseap Group, marking its first renewable energy project in the Republic.
When completed in 2022, the project will be among the largest aggregated moveable solar energy systems designed and installed in Singapore, said Amazon in a blog post on Monday.
Sunseap was awarded one of the two contracts under JTC's SolarLand Phase 3 tender last year, as part of JTC's efforts to make industrial estates more environmentally friendly. As part of the contract, Sunseap will install the solar systems on an estimated 40 hectares of temporary vacant land across Singapore.
The 62 megwatt (MW) solar project is expected to generate 80,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy annually, enough to power more than 10,000 homes in Singapore.
All of the renewable energy generated by the plant will be supplied to Amazon, to help it meet its commitment to power its operations with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Amazon is on a path to meet this goal five years early by 2025. The project will supply renewable energy to Amazon offices, fulfilment centres, and AWS data centres.
The Singapore project is Amazon's latest renewable energy investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2019, they have 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.