Solar Alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Solar generation

Amazon Solar Farm Virginia – Accomack

  • Located on 900 acres of land on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
  • 80-megawatt solar facility
  • Consists of more than 300,000 solar panels
  • Became operational in October 2016.

Amazon Solar Farm Virginia – Buckingham
Amazon Solar Farm Virginia – New Kent
Amazon Solar Farm Virginia – Scott
Amazon Solar Farm Virginia – Sappony

  • In total, the solar installations at parcels in these four counties will cover a total of 472 acres
  • Four 20-megawatt projects from Virginia Solar LLC - a total generating capacity of 80-megawatts
  • Consists of more than 300,000 solar panels
  • Became operational in December 2017.
  • The project was constructed by Strata Solar.

Amazon Solar Farm Virginia – Southampton

  • Located on approximately 1,200 acres of land.
  • 100-megawatt solar facility
  • Consists of more than 385,000 solar modules
  • Constructed by Signal Energy
  • Acquired from Community Energy Solar
  • Became operational in December 2017. 

AWS and Renewable Energy

The facilities are increasing the renewable energy on the electrical grid that supplies both current and future Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers located in the AWS U.S. East (Ohio) and AWS U.S. East (Northern Virginia) Regions. These projects bring the total capacity of our solar energy alliance with AWS to 260-megawatts.

AWS has publicly shared a long-term goal to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage for its global infrastructure and has established a new target to be powered by 50 percent renewable energy by the end of 2017.