Boat engine and accessory manufacturer Brunswick Corporation has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement with Vesper Energy to offset a majority of the projected electrical power needs of Brunswick’s global operations through clean solar energy.
Under the multi-year agreement Vesper will deliver an estimated 57 MW of renewable energy annually to the North American grid. The solar energy will be generated from Vesper’s 500-MW Hornet Solar project in Texas, which is targeted to be fully operational by the end of 2023.
“We are proud to take the next step toward reducing our carbon footprint by entering into a contract with Vesper,” said Dave Foulkes, Brunswick CEO. “We understand the impact our businesses and products have on the environment and supporting the addition of more clean power to the grid is an excellent opportunity for us to continue leading the way in sustainable, responsible business practices.”
The commitment will diversify Brunswick’s renewable energy portfolio, which also includes on-site solar power systems at the Company’s Mercury Marine headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and European headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium.
News item from Vesper Energy