By Sacramento Business Journal

The Campbell Soup plant plans to add a solar power array on 14 acres of land at its Franklin Boulevard location.

Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) said American Capital Energy will construct a 2.3 megawatt solar power generation ground mount tracker system and lease the land. The solar company will maintain the system, and Campbell will buy the energy produced â¿¿ about 10 percent of the energy the plant uses in a year.

Campbell expects to save $2 million over the 20-year duration of the power purchase agreement with Massachusetts-based American Capital Energy. The project will also keep about 58,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions out of the air in the Sacramento region.

⿿The planned solar array will benefit our many Sacramento neighbors," Brett Buatti, vice president of manufacturing at the Campbell Sacramento plant, said in a statement. ⿿This project reaffirms Campbell⿿s commitment to the Sacramneto community and will help us continue to operate at world-class manufacturing standards.⿝

Campbell Soup in Sacramento supplies soups, sauces and beverages such as V8 to 10 western states.

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