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Amazon Expands Renewable Portfolio With Solar Farm at Reclaimed Coal Mine

Darrell Proctor of Power reports that Amazon will build a solar farm on a reclaimed coal mine.

The C3 Take
  • Amazon will build a 170-megawatt solar farm on a retiring coal mine in Garrett County, Maryland.
  • This solar array, which will be Amazon’s largest and first on a brownfield site, will power an Amazon Web Services data center when it comes into operation in 2025.
  • Amazon is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world and takes power from 479 renewable projects globally.

“The second project in Maryland will be built in Kent County. The Amazon Solar Farm Maryland—Morgnec, which could have as much as 45 MW of generation capacity, is one of Amazon’s first agrovoltaic solar projects. The installation will use bifacial solar panels to harvest the sun’s energy, while at the same time allowing for the land beneath the panels to be used for growing crops.”

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