Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 8, 2021
Maud's Coffee & Tea Now Using 100% Solar Energy
Intelligent Blends, the parent company of Maud's Coffee & Tea announced that it is now using solar-powered energy for the production of all of its house blends and certified recyclable pods. The company recently completed construction of a large solar array at their San Diego headquarters, which will allow them to use solar for a significant percentage of the company’s power.
The new solar array added 700 LG panels that each generate 405 watts of power, along with two 62 kilowatt inverters and two 50 kilowatt inverters, to the company's base. The resulting annual impact on the environment equals taking 72 passenger vehicles off the road, removing 37,720 gallons of gasoline or adding 5,500 tree saplings grown for 10 years.
Intelligent Blends plans to be being completely carbon neutral by 2024. The company is a privately held, sustainable manufacturer of single-serve and bagged beverages, including coffees and teas, based in Southern California.
In a statement, CEO and Founder Michael Ishayik said, "We believe that good coffee starts at the source, which is why we make sure that every step we take in manufacturing Maud's products is thoughtful, ethical, and environmentally responsible. The addition of solar power to our production facility was a logical next step in ensuring that we continue our legacy of producing great products for our customers and partners the right way.”
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