Tech companies like Apple , Facebook , and Google are spearheading the switch to renewable power in the commercial world. Not to be outdone, Amazon announced last month it is adding PV systems to three of its fulfillment centers in the UK, according to Solar Power Portal . 3 MW of power were going to be added to the company’s existing facilities in Rugeley and Daventry as well as its newest location at Doncaster. Now comes word that Amazon’s fulfillment center in Tilbury will add 4.074 MW of rooftop PV to the small solar system already there. The new installation will be composed of 15,000 solar panels (270 watt each) manufactured by Jinko Solar. But unlike the new systems at Rugeley, Daventry, and Doncaster, the installation at Tilbury will include a 3.77 MW Tesla battery made up of 28 Tesla Powerpack storage units. The system is being planned and installed by Push Energy. The Tilbury building consumes about 20 GWh of electricity every year. Rated at 3.5 GWh, the new rooftop system will meet just under 18% of that annual total. All of the electricity from the solar panels will be consumed onsite. According to filings with local authorities […]

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