Anheuser-Busch partners with solar farm to meet energy goals

Anheuser-Busch says a new solar facility in Texas will help it meet its renewable energy goal for all its US beers

Anheuser-Busch is making good on its pledge to be a more renewable brewer.

The company is partnering with San Francisco-based solar developer Recurrent Energy, which will build and maintain a 2,000-acre solar farm in Pecos County, Texas. Once it's completed in 2021, Anheuser-Busch will buy credits to offset the electricity it uses at its 22 U.S. breweries.

The country's largest brewer says the new solar facility will help it meet its renewable energy goal for all its U.S. beers. The facility will produce 650 gigawatt hours of energy each year — the equivalent of brewing 20 billion 12-ounce servings of beer.

Anheuser-Busch President and CEO Michel Doukeris wouldn't give financial details of the agreement. But he says it's a smart investment that will appeal to consumers.