Amazon India today said it will install 8,000-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar panels at its fulfillment centers and sorting sites in the country by year-end to make them self sustaining.
The company has so far installed close to 1,600 kW of solar power panels at its two fulfillment centers in Delhi and Hyderabad, it said in a statement. It plans to expand the initiative to another five fulfillment centers and two sorting sites located in Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai, while further expanding existing capacity in Delhi.
The investment in solar energy systems in India is in line with Amazon’s vision to deploy solar systems on 50 fulfillment and sorting centers globally by 2020, it added. Further, the company said it will plant 10,000 trees around its fulfillment centers in the coming weeks.
The company has also donated solar energy systems to 19 government schools and one mini-planetarium in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra