(USA)

The Campbell Soup Company has switched on a new 4.4MW solar array at its global headquarters in America.

Working with partners including SunPower and BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, the solar panels will meet around 20% of the electricity needs at Campbell’s HQ.

“Campbell’s renewable projects are delivering clean energy to the grid and demonstrating the viability of energy sources like solar. They contribute to our long-term sustainability strategy and deliver on our commitment to expand renewable energy,” said Jim Prunesti, Vice President of Global Engineering for Campbell Soup.

It is the latest good news story generated by big business on renewables. America’s Fifth Third Bank recently committed to moving to 100% clean power from a ‘single solar power project‘ – and also joined the RE100 campaign, an initiative where the world’s most influential brands pledge to go entirely renewable; it is a rapidly growing list.

And with the cost of solar estimated to drop by 60% over the coming decade, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, this source of power will only grow in popularity with corporates.