Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - March 13, 2018
Campbell Soup premieres 4.4-MW solar array in N.J.
Campbell Soup Company announced on Mar. 12 that the 4.4-megawatt solar power project located at its Camden, N.J. world headquarters is officially online. Construction on the project – Campbell’s fifth U.S. renewable energy venture – began on the project in May 2017.
According to a statement from the company, the system will approximately 20% of the annual electricity usage of the headquarters location. Under the terms of a 20-year PP), Campbell has agreed to purchase all electricity from the array at a predetermined rate, which is currently well below the cost of traditional electricity and will provide the company with significant savings on power as well as a long-term visibility for this portion of its electricity costs.
"Campbell’s renewable projects are delivering clean energy to the grid and demonstrating the viability of energy sources like solar. They contribute to our long-term sustainability strategy and deliver on our commitment to expand renewable energy," said Jim Prunesti, vice president of global engineering for Campbell Soup.
The project features rooftop, carport and ground-mount solar solutions, with 2.7MW arrays installed across the headquarters campus and an additional 1.7MW ground mount array on an adjacent 4.5-acre remediated brownfield. The project, built in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, SunPower Corp., and ORIX USA Corp., is the largest solar array in the City of Camden. The project will also feature five electric vehicle-charging stations, provided by PSE&G via its EV Workplace Charging Program, for use by Campbell employees.