Boost for renewables

Amazon buys Kintyre energy in UK’s biggest company wind deal

An Amazon wind farm in Texas (pic: Amazon)

US retail giant Amazon will take power from a wind farm in Kintyre as part of its pledge to become one of the world’s biggest corporate users of renewable energy.

The company said the 50MW Amazon Wind Farm will be “the largest corporate wind power deal in the UK”, expected to generate more than 168,000 MWh of clean energy annually, sufficient to power around 46,000 UK homes.

Corporate deals are seen as lucrative business for the onshore wind sector, particularly after it was shut out of the UK government’s contract-for-difference renewables support mechanism.

Amazon is also investing in two renewable energy projects in the US, which includes solar power projects in North Carolina and Virginia that will have a total capacity of 215MW.

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