Global coffee company Starbucks has collaborated with Cypress Creek Renewables and the US Bank on a series of solar projects in Texas, US.
The two solar farms developed and operated by Cypress Creek will supply clean energy to power 360 Starbucks stores across Texas.
Starbucks global environmental impact director Rebecca Zimmer said: “At Starbucks, we are proud of our 30-year legacy in environmental leadership as we know the planet is our most important partner.
“Our long-standing commitment to renewable energy supports our greener retail initiative and demonstrates our aspiration to sustainable coffee, served sustainably.
“Now, we are investing in new, renewable energy projects in our store communities, which we know is something our partners and customers can appreciate for their local economy and for the environment.”
Located in Wharton and Blossom, two Cypress Creek-owned solar farms will supply 10MW of solar power to Starbucks stores across the state.
Engie Resources has agreed to provide full retail energy requirements, including a simple retail energy supply contract.
Starbucks has also agreed to invest in six solar farms with a combined capacity 50MW in Texas, which are also owned by Cypress Creek. The eight solar projects will help lower carbon emissions by an estimated 101,000t annually.
Cypress Creek Renewables CEO Matthew McGovern said: “Cypress Creek is thrilled to join forces with Starbucks, US Bank and Engie to provide a locally-sourced solar product to energise Starbucks Texas stores.
“Starbucks and other forward-looking companies are carrying out their bold renewable energy targets, and Cypress Creek is proud to provide the innovative and tailored energy solutions needed to bring their vision to life.”