Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) announced the completion of a 1-MW solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Campbell entered into a partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and SunPower Corp., to install the solar array, which consists of 2,720 high-efficiency SunPower solar panels on five acres of land.
Campbell has set a goal to reduce its energy use by 35 percent per ton of product produced; and source at least 40 percent of the energy used by the company from renewable or alternative energy sources.
“Pepperidge Farm has agreed to purchase the equivalent of 100% of the electricity produced by the system for 20 years,” said Harry Pettit, manager of Systems and Infrastructure Engineering at Pepperidge Farm. “These efforts are part of Campbell’s long-term strategy to cut the environmental footprint of our product portfolio in half and deliver long-term value to our business and the communities where we live and work.”
Pepperidge Farm and BNB began development of the project in 2012. SunPower provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project. SunPower, working with BNB, will provide ongoing operations and maintenance services for the life of the system.
Previously, BNB and SunPower collaborated with Campbell on a 9.8-MW solar array at Campbell’s production facility in Ohio, which came online in December 2011.
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