In partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and SunPower Corp., the Campbell Soup Company has announced the installation of a 1-megawatt solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Indiana, thus far the second-largest such installation at facilities owned by Campbell, the parent company of Pepperidge Farm. The largest is a 9.8 megawatt solar array at Campbell’s production facility in Napoleon, Ohio, which came online in 2011.
The solar array began operating in late December, and will generate an estimated 15 percent of the bakery’s annual demand.
By 2020 Campbell aims to source a minimum of 40 percent of its energy from renewable or alternative energy sources, as well as reduce overall energy use by 35 percent per ton of product produced.
“Pepperidge Farm has also agreed to purchase the equivalent of 100 percent of the electricity produced by the system for 20 years,” the company announced in a statement. “These efforts are part of Campbell’s long-term strategy to cut the environmental footprint of our product portfolio in half and deliver long-term value to our business and the communities where we live and work.”