Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Tilbury has today unveiled the largest solar roof top installation of any Amazon site.. in the whole of Europe.

The building - which has operating space equivalent to a whopping 28 football pitches at two million square ft - has been kitted out with more than 11,500 module solar panels.

The panels are set to generate the equivalent amount of electricity required to power 700 homes for one year.

And bosses hope the latest installment will help Amazon drive towards it's goal to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.

Speaking at the centre on Windrush Road, Brittany Stanton, senior energy programme manager, said: “At Amazon, we are putting our scale and our inventive culture to work on sustainability and protecting the environment.

"We are proud of the fact that Amazon has a goal to power our global infrastructure using 100 per cent renewable energy, and this solar panel installation is just one of the ways we are working to make our fulfilment centre network sustainable.”

Amazon's renewable energy goal forms part of The Climate Pledge – a commitment to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040.

Brittany added: “To achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 we will invest in large on-site solar installations like this one in Tilbury which will help power our fulfilment centres directly, and in large off-site renewable energy, wind and solar projects where the power goes into our local utility grids.

“We’re investing in sustainability and renewable energy projects of this kind because it’s good for the environment, good for our communities, and good for business.

"That’s why we co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, outlining our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 – ten years in advance of the Paris Climate Agreement.”