As the solar power market in Connecticut continues to emerge, so has BNB's development of a 1MW solar array at Pepperidge Farm's massive bakery in Bloomfield, Conn. The array is one of several projects BNB is developing for Pepperidge Farm. Pepperidge's parent, Campbell Soup Co., is engaged in a historical, company-wide sustainability effort, with the goal of sourcing 40% of its energy from renewable resources by 2020. In November of 2012, after a competitive request for proposals, Campbell Soup Co. awarded BNB the exclusive right to develop, own and operate renewable power plants across its North American sites.
Upon commissioning, BNB Bloomfield Solar has begun to sell all electricity generated to Pepperidge Farm under a 20-year contract. Along with an existing fuel cell on site, renewable energy sources supply the majority of the bakery’s total annual electricity needs. BNB has signed a 15-year ZREC contract with Connecticut Light & Power, the utility serving Bloomfield, for the renewable energy credits.
- Location: Bloomfield, Connecticut
- Size: 1.2 MW
- Technology: Ground-mount fixed-tilt solar panels
Status: Operational (2015)