Campbell Soup Co., BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, Enfinity America Corp., FirstEnergy Solutions and SunPower Corp. have completed a 9.8 MW solar power system at Campbell's manufacturing facility in Napoleon, Ohio.
According to the companies, more than 200 jobs were created during the construction of the system, which is now generating the equivalent of 15% of the facility's annual electricity requirements.
BNB developed the project from its inception in 2009. Campbell Soup will buy 100% of the energy generated by the PV array, and FirstEnergy Solutions will purchase all of the solar renewable energy credits associated with the project.
Enfinity co-developed the project with BNB, arranging term financing for the project with Wells Fargo and working with BNB to manage the engineering, procurement and construction contract with SunPower. With the closing of financing and the completion of the purchase, Enfinity – working with BNB – will provide operations and maintenance services for the life of the system.
At the 60-acre site, SunPower designed and installed the SunPower Oasis system using SunPower solar panels with the SunPower T0 Tracker system. The 9.8 MW array was commissioned on Dec. 30.