May 2014 - In partnership with renewable energy developer Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, Mars, Incorporated, the global food and snack manufacturer, committed to purchasing 100% of its U.S. operations's electricity from a new 200-MW wind farm. The 118-turbine Mesquite Creek Wind farm was jointly developed by Sumitomo and BNB Renewable Energy and is based near Lamesa, Texas. With an annual output of over 800,000 MWh, the energy created from the wind farm will supply 70 sites, including 37 factories, and is the equivalent of 24% of Mars' total global factory and office carbon footprint.
Press Release - Mars candy company to generate 100% of its electricity from 200-MW wind farm
December 2009 - Mars, Incorporated announced the completion of a 2.15 megawatt solar garden at its Hackettstown, N.J. headquarters, where M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies are manufactured. The solar garden's peak electric output is equivalent to approximately 20 percent of the plant's peak demand. The facility is composed of more than 28,000 ground-mounted First Solar thin film panels and is located on 18 acres adjacent to the company's headquarters.
The project was constructed by Juwi Solar Inc. and is owned by PSEG Solar Source, a subsidiary of PSEG, which has contracted to sell the entire output to Mars and will retain ownership of the renewable energy certificates (RECs).
News Release - MARS and PSEG Solar Source Celebrate Completion of New Solar Garden
Additional Information - Solar garden press kit
PSEG Contact: Jenn Kramer, 973-430-6027
Mars Incorporated Contact: Lauren Nodzak, 908-850-2291