Campbell Soup launches massive solar project in Camden

Campbell Soup Company’s 4.4-megawatt solar panel sprawl went live earlier this month.

The Camden, NJ-based food company, in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, SunPower Corporation, and ORIX USA Corporation, began the development in May 2017. The renewable project will generate 20 percent of the company’s annual electricity, which is more than 5 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

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

The project includes ground, roof, and carport panels and is the largest solar project in Camden.

Campbell Soup Company is a Fortune 500 company, with a net worth of $7.9 billion as of 2016 and 16,500 employees globally.