Anheuser-Busch recently announced plans to use renewable #energy to create all its beer by the year 2025. If a giant company such as Anheuser-Busch follows through and uses #solar power to such a huge degree, it will source 6 terawatt-hours of electricity on an annual basis. This might not sound significant if you are not familiar with this format of measurement, but look at it this way: it’s the equivalent to the quantity produced by hundreds of football fields filled with solar panels – 400 football fields, actually.
Earlier in June, Anheuser-Busch announced that its undertaking in #India has officially been kicked off. A plant that brews #Budweiser beer in Mysuru (or Mysore) India – an area also home to the Devaraja Market, dating back centuries – is going to be powered almost completely by solar energy. The plan is for it to be powered up to approximately 80 percent by solar energy. If solar was used to this degree, then the Budweiser plant in Mysuru would be Anheuser-Busch’s third facility across the globe to run on solar/renewable power. Anheuser-Busch has plans to purchase somewhere in the range of 85 percent of its electricity obligation via direct power-procuring arrangements. The remainder? It will be sourced from solar panels.
Anheuser-Busch sells more than 500 varieties of beers across the globe. Not impressed yet? The company sells its beer in 150 countries, to be precise. The company has a 25 percent share of the Indian beer market. Amp, an Ontario-based renewable/solar energy provider, is going to be the seller of the approximate 30 megawatts of power the Mysuru brewery will use on an annual basis. Amp started up in India back in the year 2015, and it focuses on providing solar and other clean energy solutions in markets throughout America, Japan and Australia. It also purchased a stake in Suzlon’s solar power project back in 2016, in Telangana (a state in southern India).
India Takes Things to Solar Heights
India might just become an even larger name in the #solar market. India happens to be the third biggest solar market in the world, and the country has plans to expand its solar/renewable energy sector. Currently, solar only accounts for roughly 5 percent of India’s energy production. However, by the year 2022, India plans to scale up its installed capacity to the tune of 100,000 MW (which is a huge step up from its current 21,000 MW).
According to Solar Power World, there is a fairly new symbol which was created by Budweiser to demonstrate the commitment the company has to using solar and renewable energy to brew its world-famous beers. Have you seen it? The symbol indicates when the Budweiser beer you are enjoying was brewed using 100% renewable energy. By the year 2025, Budweiser has a commitment to brew every single one of its tasty beers using 100% renewable electricity. Clearly, this is a company that recognizes solar as the future.
#Hops, rice and barley malt are popular ingredients in bottles and cans of Budweiser that surely you have enjoyed at some point in time – but beer brewed using solar power is about to become a thing in India, and hopefully across the planet. Keep following solar news to stay in the know about the spectacular changes coming to the food and beverage industry – hopefully they keep coming, and the future will continue to look even brighter, thanks to solar!