Anheuser-Busch: Brewing with the Energy of the Solar
Anheuser-Busch, a US brewery company, says its entire portfolio of domestic beer and seltzer brands is now brewed using 100% renewable electricity from solar and wind power.
The Anheuser-Busch Solar Farm, the brewery’s 222 MW AC solar project in Texas, will officially go online this month, marking Anheuser-Busch’s early achievement of 100% of the electricity it purchases from renewable sources by 2025 Respectively.
“At Anheuser-Busch we dream big dreams of everything we do, including our commitment to creating a more sustainable future for our partners, our consumers and our communities,” said Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. “Achieving this ambitious sustainability goal four years earlier means that every time you pick up an Anheuser-Busch product, you choose one that contributes to a more sustainable future.”
The Anheuser-Busch solar farm in Pecos County, Texas, was developed in collaboration with Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., and is the largest solar project for the beverage industry in the US for years, creating around 500 full-time jobs during the construction period.
The announcement builds on Anheuser-Busch’s ongoing investments in renewable power, which include the Anheuser-Busch solar farm and the 152 MW Budweiser wind farm at Thunder Ranch in Oklahoma with Enel Green Power. With the two projects and more than 10 additional installations for renewable electricity in its breweries, distribution partnerships and artisanal partner breweries across the country, Anheuser-Busch has brought almost 400 MW of renewable electricity capacity into the grid.