New York officials say a new array of more than 8,000 solar panels will provide Anheuser-Busch with enough electricity to brew 3 million cases of beverages annually.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority provided more than $1 million for a 2.76-megawatt solar array six miles from the company’s Baldwinsville brewery. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the investment supports his Green New Deal, which calls for 70 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.
The solar array is owned and operated by AES Distributed Energy. It was developed to support Anheuser-Busch’s goal of purchasing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
The company already gets 50 percent of its electricity from wind power.