Solar Power World – Ameresco to install 30 MW of solar for Wells Fargo locations in seven states
Ameresco and Wells Fargo announced a collaboration to develop and install approximately 30 MW of new, onsite solar generation assets at corporate and retail locations in seven states. The nearly 100 solar PV arrays are a combination of rooftop and ground-mount systems at Wells Fargo retail and administrative locations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas. Construction on the systems will begin in April and go into 2022.
Wells Fargo has been meeting 100% of its global electricity requirements with renewable energy since 2017, initially through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Today’s announcement is part of the firm’s efforts to transition to long-term agreements that support the development of net-new sources of renewable energy in locations where its energy needs are the greatest. In addition to helping Wells Fargo meet its environmental goals, the strategy helps deliver community benefits like job creation, tax revenue and grid resiliency in locations where its customers and employees live and work.