AB InBev and Lighthouse BP Clinch Deal for 100 MW Solar Power Plant

With a capacity of 100 MW, the deal is claimed to be the largest ever unsubsidised solar deal in the history of UK.

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From 2020, Budweiser, the British brewed beer manufactured by AB InBev, will be created using solar energy. Lightsource BP has signed a deal with AB InBev for developing and operating subsidy free solar farms.

With a capacity of 100 MW, the deal is claimed to be the largest ever unsubsidised solar deal in the history of UK.

The solar plant, which will be developed under a 15 year power purchase agreement, will power AB InBev’s two main breweries in Magor, South Wales and Samlesbury, Lancashire

Jason Warner, who is the president of European zone at  AB InBev said that the company was determined to manufacture and deliver their products sustainably.

Commenting further he said, “This deal is about driving positive change in what people buy in their weekly shop, order in the pub or drink with friends. We want to build a movement towards celebrating and growing renewable electricity, and are asking our consumers, customers, colleagues, business partners and fellow companies to join us”

Commenting on the agreement signed, Nick Boyle, who is the chief executive at Lightsource BP said that, “We have reached a pivotal point in the UK energy sector where unsubsidised solar is going to truly make its mark as the cheapest form of energy generation, even compared to wind.”

He further added that, “We are proud to be at the forefront of this transition with AB InBev, demonstrating that solar makes an ideal partner for corporate power.”

Source: Solar Power Portal

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