Who would have thought that a beer company would be among those larger corporations to embrace solar energy? A great move for Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser beer.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Anheuser-Busch is expanding their use of solar energy by multiplying their use of solar photovoltaic cells by about a factor of two (twice as many cells as before.) They’ll be using solar company Orion Energy Systems.
Apparently, government programs that help to pay for solar energy installs also cover corporate endeavors, which is great news for large companies who want to be environmentally conscious.
The cells that Orion Energy will install are comprised of lengthy glass tubes which help to protect the sun’s energy captured by the cells from being disrupted by wind. In addition, it means that the weight of the photovoltaic cells is diminished, because there’s no need for them to have frames made of metal to hold them in place.
Other companies are making the transition too, notes the Wall Street Journal. Of those making strides toward solar energy are Nestle and Costco — both major players, both exchanged on the NYSE, and both setting great examples for other corporate entities.
We hope that other large companies will be influenced by the decisions made by Anheuser-Busch, Costco, and Nestle. The time for solar energy is now and there’s no better way to show Americans that it’s well worth the savings, that it’s the right thing to do, and that it can help resolve problems caused by nonrenewable resources.