When a new solar power farm is completed in 2021, Anheuser-Busch will brew all its domestic beers with electricity from solar and wind power.
The solar farm will be located in Pecos County, Texas, in the West Texas Permian Basin. This solar facility will have a capacity of 222 MWac and it is anticipated it will have an annual output of 650 GWhrs.
In a company press release it states that this amount of electricity will be enough to produce, “20 billion 12 oz. servings of beer.”
With the addition of the Pecos, TX solar farm, all our domestic beers will be brewed using 100% renewable electricity from solar and wind power beginning in 2021. The development of this solar farm builds on our established commitments to wind power.
Last year, Budweiser became the first Anheuser-Busch brand and the first major beer brand in the U.S. to be brewed with 100 percent renewable electricity from wind power.
Anheuser-Busch has signed a power purchase agreement with Recurrent Energy which will help them in offsetting over 450,000 metric tons of CO2 and reaching out 100% renewable electricity goal.
By investing in renewable electricity, Anheuser-Busch is not only helping the environment, but also evolving the business to help mitigate the impacts of climate change on its supply chain.
Reference- Anheuser-Busch PR, Clean Technica, Recurrent Energy website