Anheuser-Busch’s Largest Off-Site Installation in the Nation. Thereby enough to Brew Over 3 Million Cases of Beverages Annually.

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First of all, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of a 2.76 megawatt solar project in Central New York. Located in the Town of Van Buren is Anheuser-Busch’s Baldwinsville Brewery. For it is also the sole off-taker of the commercial solar project.

One which complements the campaign of “Central New York Rising”.

It’s the region’s comprehensive strategy to generate robust economic growth and community development. It also supports Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading Green New Deal. That which calls for 70 percent of the state’s electricity. All to come from renewable sources by 2030. Moreover and 6,000 megawatts of solar by 2025.

“This project exemplifies our efforts to support solar projects across the state that deliver meaningful environmental benefits, while spurring economic growth that will serve New Yorkers for generations to come.”

This solar project is for Anheiser-Busch and AES Distributed Energy. It will use renewable energy sources and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The investment, as part of NY-Sun. It continues NYS efforts to attract and spur cutting-edge projects. Those that save consumers money and advances New York’s nation-leading clean energy goals. The solar facility also helps to protect the environment. Thereby creating job opportunities and growing the economy of Central New York.

In addition, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and NY-Sun program. Consequently in all provided over $1.1 million in support for the array. One for which is comprised of more than 8,300 solar panels. Therefore It’s making it the largest off-site installation to date for AB in the United States.

Located six miles from the company’s Baldwinsville brewery. So the 2.76 MW will produce consequently over 3 million kilowatt-hours annually. That’s the equivalent of providing enough to brew 3 million cases of beverages annually.

The solar array is also owned and operated by AES Distributed Energy, Inc.  It was also developed to support the ambitious goal to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Anheuser-Busch already secures 50 percent of its purchased electricity from wind power. All which is more than the amount of electricity required to brew Budweiser beer in the U.S. each year.

NY-Sun is the $1 billion initiative to advance the scale-up of solar. Also move the state closer to having a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry.

Since 2011, solar in New York has increased as a result of more than 1,500 percent. As well as it leveraged nearly $3.5 billion in private investments.

These investments have supported nearly 12,000 people engaged in solar jobs across state. Businesses interested in learning more about solar energy can visit the NY-Sun website.

New York State’s Green New Deal

The NYS Green New Deal, the nation’s leading clean energy and jobs agenda, will aggressively put New York State on a path to economy-wide carbon neutrality This initiative will provide for a just transition to clean energy, spurring the growth of the green economy and mandating New York’s power be 100 percent clean and carbon-free by 2040, one of the most aggressive goals in the U.S. The cornerstone of this newly proposed mandate is a significant increase of New York’s successful Clean Energy Standard to 70 percent renewable electricity by 2030. 

Accelerating CNY Rising
The announcement complements “Central NY Rising,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development.

More information is available here. I