America’s hungriest wind and solar power users: big companies

June 21, 2017 | "Demand from big corporations has benefited a host of wind and solar developers including Pattern Energy (PEGI.O), First Solar (FSLR.O) and NextEra Energy (NEE.N). BNB Renewable Energy Holdings LLC, a privately held New York-based developer, said corporations now make up about half its business.  "There is a convergence right now where price is low and their sustainability commitments are high," said Jos Nicholas, a managing partner with BNB...."

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Campbell solar installation work under way

May 19, 2017 | "Campbell Soup Company said work has started on installing a 4.4-megawatt solar array at its head office in Camden, New Jersey.  The installation is scheduled to be in operation by autumn 2017 and will generate more than 5m kilowatt hours of electricity annually...."

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Campbell Announces New 4.4-Megawatt Solar Array At Its World Headquarters

May 19, 2017 | "At Campbell’s 38-acre World Headquarters campus, 2.7MW will be installed on the rooftops of existing structures and on new solar canopies that will be erected in the parking lots. An additional 1.7MW will be installed on an adjacent 4.5-acre remediated brownfield that BNB purchased specifically for the project, making use of otherwise unusable land and increasing the capacity of the system...."

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Campbell announces new solar array at HQ in Camden

May 18, 2017 | “We’re excited to partner once again with BNB and SunPower to add a third solar array to Campbell’s U.S. footprint,” Jim Prunesti, vice president, global engineering, Campbell, said. “This project contributes clean energy to the local grid and demonstrates to our community the viability of renewable energy sources, all while supporting Campbell’s sustainability strategy to deliver long-term value to our business and neighborhoods...."

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Campbell Soup Co. gets greener at its headquarters in Camden

May 18, 2017 | The Camden array will be the third solar project that BNB has developed for Campbell, following the 9.8-megawatt system in Napoleon, Ohio, and a 1-megawatt system at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Conn. Both of those projects also use SunPower's high-efficiency solar panels.

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Campbell Soup Co. Installing 4.4 MW Of Solar At World Headquarters

May 18, 2017 | "The project, developed by BNB, will feature SunPower’s rooftop, carport and ground-mount solar solutions. At Campbell’s 38-acre world headquarters campus, 2.7 MW will be installed on the rooftops of existing structures and on new solar canopies that will be erected in the parking lots...."

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Campbell Announces New 4.4-Megawatt Solar Array at Its World Headquarters

May 17, 2017 | “Bringing a cost-saving solar system to Campbell’s World Headquarters marks a great moment, and we see a bright future for other Fortune 500 companies who follow Campbell’s lead and turn to renewable energy to stabilize energy costs and reap rewards from the sun,” said Matthew Baird, managing partner of BNB...."

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Campbell's to Bring Largest Solar Project in Camden

May 17, 2017 | "The company partnered with BNB Renewable Energy, Sun Power Corporation, and PSE&G to install a new 4.4-megawatt solar array project at its Camden location. The plan calls to install rooftop and carport solar systems to existing structures, add new parking-lot solar canopies, and create a solar-panel farm in the adjacent empty field...."

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CG Stocks in the Rumor: Campbell Soup Company

May 17, 2017 | "Campbell Soup Company (CPB) in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings (BNB), SunPower Corp. (SPWR), and ORIX USA Corp. (IX), broke ground recently on a 4.4-megawatt (MW) solar power project at the company’s World Headquarters in Camden, N.J..."

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4.4-MW Solar Array to Power Campbell Soup Headquarters

May 17, 2017 | "Campbell Soup Company announced BNB Renewable Energy Holdings has broken ground on a 4.4-MW solar power project at the company’s headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.  Campbell holds a 20-year power purchase agreement with the project, which is scheduled to come online this fall and become the largest solar array in Camden...."

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Mmm Mmm Solar

May 17, 2017 | "Campbell Soup Co. on Wednesday unveiled plans to install a vast solar energy system at its 38-acre Camden headquarters, including panels mounted to canopies built over employee parking lots...."

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Southern Power's Lamesa solar park goes live

May 15, 2017 | "The Americas unit of UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) jointly developed the project with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and also provided full project engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services...."

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Renewable Energy Systems Agrees to Construct & Operate 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility

July 8, 2016 | "The 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility will be developed in Dawson County, Texas, and will be owned by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company.  The project was originally being developed by BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, before entering into a joint development...."

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RES Announces Agreement to Construct and Operate The Lamesa Solar Facility

July 8, 2016 | "Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects...."

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Southern Co. (SO) Unit Acquires Texas-Located Lamesa Solar Facility

July 7, 2016 | "Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced the acquisition of its third Texas solar project in less than a year - the 102-megawatt (MW) Lamesa Solar Facility - from RES America Developments Inc. (RES). "The Lamesa project is an excellent fit for Southern Power's business model," said Southern Power President and CEO Buzz Miller...."

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Southern Scoops Texas Solar

July 7, 2016 | "Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has acquired the 102MW Lamesa solar farm in Texas from RES America Developments. Res co-developed Lamesa, which will consist of..."

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Connecticut Pepperidge Farm Bakery Completes 1-MW Solar Array

April 8, 2015 | "Campbell Soup Company, in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and SunPower Corp., announced that a 1-MW solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Conn., has officially come online..."

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BNB Fires Up 1 MW Array at Pepperidge Farm Bakery in Connecticut

April 7, 2015 | "BNB Renewable Energy Holdings has completed a 1 MW solar project at Campbell Soup Co.'s Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Conn...."

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Campbell Announces New Solar Array at Pepperidge Farm Bakery in Bloomfield, Conn.

April 7, 2015 | "Campbell Soup Company, in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and SunPower Corp. today announced that a 1-megawatt (MW) solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield has officially come online..."

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Solar Farm Gets Tax Abatement

November 29, 2014 | "A 10-year tax abatement for a proposed solar energy farm, which is being planned just southeast of Lamesa, was approved by the Dawson County Commissioners Court this past Monday...."
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MARS Chocolate Maker Plans to Power Entire US Operation with a 118-Turbine Wind Farm

June 10, 2014 | "Here's some sweet news. MARS, the makers of popular chocolate treats such as Snickers and M&M's, plans to slash its global carbon footprint by 24% with a new 118-turbine wind farm that will power all 37 of its factories across the United States...."

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Mars Agrees to Construct 200 MW Wind Farm

May 15, 2014 | "Mars Incorporated has agreed to the construction of a wind farm that will have a generation capacity of a whopping 200 MW. That is enough to cover the electricity usage of its entire US operations! Mars' US operations comprise 70 sites, including 37 factories and 25,000 associates...."

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Mars is Moving Toward Carbon Neutral Operations

May 14, 2014 | "Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement April 30 on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100 percent of the electricity needs of Mars' U.S. operations, which is comprised of 70 sites, including 37 factories and 25,000 Associates...."

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Erecting of Wind Turbines to Begin in Next Few Weeks

May 14, 2014 | "Construction of the Mesquite Creek Wind, LLC, project in eastern Dawson County near the caprock should get underway within the next few weeks. Orlando Puig, project manager, and Jos Nicholas, founding principal with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, LLC, told the Dawson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday afternoon that they had closed on development of the project about the end of April...."

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Mars Moves Into Large-Scale Wind

May 6, 2014 | "Food company Mars has spelled out its plans to become 100% carbon neutral following its 201MW power purchase agreement with a Texas wind project...."

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200 MW of Mars Wind: Enough to Make 13 Billion Snickers Bars

May 1, 2014 | "Mars – the company that makes Snickers, Skittles and a host of other products – announced yesterday that it has invested in a Texas wind farm that will generate roughly the same amount of electricity that it uses in its U.S. facilities...."

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Sumitomo to Build Next US Wind Farm in Texas

May 1, 2014 | "Sumitomo Corp. plans to develop and operate a wind farm on its own in the U.S. state of Texas. The trading house recently bought out American power producer BNB Renewable Energy's stake in a development company established as a 50-50 joint venture through a Sumitomo subsidiary...."

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News Roundup: Wind-Powered Snickers, Shaping Up U.S. Wind, Cape Wind Doe Loan Advances

May 1, 2014 | "Today news highlights a major decision by Mars, Inc. to power its operations with wind, a record over-12GW of American wind energy under construction, and Cape Wind's forward progress with its DOE loan application...."

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Mars Partners with Sumitomo on 200-Megawatt Wind Farm in Texas

April 30, 2014 | "Mars, Inc., the closely held maker of M&M's candies and Uncle Ben's rice, will partner with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas on a 200-megawatt wind farm in Texas...."

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With REC Purchase, Mars Moves Toward Carbon-Neutral Operations

April 30, 2014 | "In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Mars says it will purchase enough renewable energy certificates (RECs) from the soon-to-be-built Mesquite Creek wind farm to offset the energy used in its U.S. operations...."

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Mars to Cut Carbon Emissions 25 Percent by Investing in Texas Wind Farm

April 30, 2014 | "U.S. candy and food products multinational Mars is taking bold steps towards meeting ambitious triple-bottom-line sustainability goals. Aiming to be completely carbon-neutral by 2040, today Mars announced it is partnering with the Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and BNB Renewable Energy Holdings to build a wind farm in Texas capable of producing enough renewable electricity to power all of its U.S. operations...."

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Solar Project Proves to be MmmMmm Good for Campbell's Soup

March/April 2012 | "The Campbell Soup Company has taken a big spoonful of PV power, with the installation of a 9.8 MW solar power system at its Napoleon, Ohio, facility, said to be the largest food production plant in the world...."

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