AB InBev, who brews Budweiser and other popular beer brands such as Corona and Stella Artois, “will buy 100% renewable electricity for its operations and will see power supplied from two solar farms with a combined output of almost 200 MW.”
Covering AB InBev’s 14 breweries in Western Europe and over 50 brands more, such as Budweiser, this represents the largest Pan-European corporate solar power deal in history.This commitment will make AB InBev the largest corporate buyer of renewable electricity in the consumer goods industry, involving its operations across the UK, Russia, Mexico, the US, Australia, China, and India.
The new solar project is expected to be launched by March 2022. In the transition process, BayWa r.e. will be providing wind power from their wind farm in Zaragoza, Spain to the breweries before the full switch to solar.
The popular brews parent company based in, Leuven, Belgium, will be powered by solar from two solar farms with a combined output of almost 200 MW.
The European branch of produces over 55 million kegs of beer per year. Once the breweries are fully solar powered, all cans and bottles sold in the United States and Western Europe will feature a symbol stating the product was made with renewable energy in an effort to encourage consumers to purchase items made with renewable energy.