Brunswick contracts 57 MW of solar power generation in N America

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January 4 (Renewables Now) - Illinois-based recreational marine products maker Brunswick Corp (NYSE:BC) has sealed a multi-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Vesper Energy tied to 57 MW of renewable energy capacity in North America.

The company, which manufactures outboard engines, sterndrive and inboard packages as well as propellers, has contracted a portion of the 500-MW Hornet Solar project in Texas. The particular plant is expected to become operational by the end of 2023.

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The contracted clean energy will offset a majority of the projected electricity consumption of Brunswick’s global operations, according to the announcement. In addition to it, Brunswick relies on on-site solar power systems at its Mercury Marine headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and European headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium.

To date, Vesper has commercialised more than 680 MW of solar projects in the US. Its current development pipeline covers 3 GW of solar and 2.5 GWh of energy storage.

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