Amazon India plans to generate clean energy through the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of its fulfillment centres and sortation sites in India. It has installed 1000-kilowatts of solar power panels at its fulfillment centre in Shamshabad, Hyderabad, and 600-kilowatts (kW) at its fulfillment centre in Jamalpur, Haryana.
By the end of 2018, Amazon India plans to generate solar energy close to 8,000 kilowatts (kW). Installations would cover an area of approximately 1 million square feet, reduce CO2 emissions by around 9,000 tonnes a year and provide energy to support the building’s annual energy needs.
The company plans to further deploy large-scale solar panel systems on rooftops of five more fulfillment centres and sortation sites located in Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Chennai, while further expanding its existing capacity in Delhi.
Akhil Saxena, Vice-President, Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India, in a statement said, “At Amazon, we are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability and protecting the environment. The installation of the solar panels at fulfillment centres in Hyderabad and Delhi reinstates this commitment and by the end of 2018 we plan to expand this installation to an additional seven Amazon operations sites in India.”
“The investment in solar energy systems in India is in line with Amazon’s vision to deploy solar systems at 50 fulfillment and sortation centres globally by 2020,” he said.