Brunswick Corp. reported that its Venture Group has installed solar panels on the roof of its facility in Vila Nova de Ceveira, Portugal.
The Venture Group comprises the Bayliner, Heyday, Trophy, Quicksilver and Uttern brands.
The photovoltaic panels are installed on an approximately 9,840-square-foot segment of the roof and can generate 40 percent of the facility’s electricity needs, Brunswick said in a statement this morning. The renewable energy generated is projected to provide as much as 375,251 kWh per year, equivalent to about 162 metric tons of CO2.
“As the world’s largest recreational marine manufacturer, we are committed to pioneering sustainable business practices,” chief sustainability officer Jennifer Koenig said in the statement. “We believe it is our responsibility to serve as environmental stewards of our natural resources, and our ongoing investment in renewable energy is one way we can continue to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Brunswick’s goal is to source 50 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030, Koenig said.