Global retailing giant Amazon is going green in Australia, signing an agreement with Canadian Solar for the supply of solar energy to power its domestic operations. 

Canadian Solar is the owner of the 146MW Gunnedah solar farm in New South Wales, which is currently under construction west of Tamworth. It is expected to reach commercial generation by 2021.

“Canadian Solar is a leading developer in the Australian solar market, where we have a pipeline of nearly 1.2 GW, including 335MW of projects ready to build,” said Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Shawn Qu in a statement last Thursday.

Amazon’s move into securing renewable energy is consistent with its global goal of securing an 80 per cent renewable energy supply by 2024 and 100 per cent by 2030, with its ultimate goal of net zero carbon by 2040.

Canadian Solar is already a household name in the production of rooftop solar pv panels. Consumers looking to install Canadian solar panels on their homes should call B.Solar on 1800 932 356.