(SeeNews) - Jun 21, 2012 - US food product maker Campbell Soup Co (NYSE:CPB) will today cut the ribbon on a 9.8-MW solar power installation at its factory in Napoleon, Ohio together with the companies that have realised the project, it said in a statement.
The project was co-developed by US renewable project developer BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and solar company Enfinity America Corp. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was awarded to US photovoltaic equipment maker SunPower Corp (NASDAQ:SPWR). The system was commissioned in at the end of 2011.
The solar power plant comes to support Campbell's efforts to boost to 40% the share of renewable and alternative energy sources in its energy consumption. The company is also looking to cut by 35% its energy use.
Campbell will purchase all the power generated by the park, which is enough meet 15% of the factory's annual electricity needs. FirstEnergy Solutions, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE:FE), will buy all of the solar renewable energy credits and environmental benefits related to the project.