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Brunswick completes solar panel installations

Brunswick Corporation has completed the installation of solar installations at three of its facilities including its first project in Mexico.

Brunswick’s Reynosa facility, which manufactures the Bayliner, Trophy, Heyday, Sea Ray, and Lund brands, has installed more than 900 solar panels covering 4,000sqm on the roof of the facility.

The installation is expected to cover around 45% of the annual energy consumed by the facility’s assembly area and generate approximately 800,000kWH of electricity a year.

“We remain committed to enhancing the communities in which we live and work which includes focusing on sustainability within our plant operations,” said Jose Guzman, Reynosa general manager.

“Adding these photovoltaic solar panels is equivalent to taking 125 gasoline-powered cars off the road, which is an important contribution to our community.”

In addition to the new solar panels in Reynosa, the facility has also completed the installation of a new osmosis wastewater recovery system, which will recycle wastewater within the plant and reduce annual water consumption by an estimated 10%.

Brunswick's Dandenong installation is anticipated to generate around 48% of the office’s electricity needs
Brunswick’s Dandenong installation is anticipated to generate around 48% of the office’s electricity needs

Brunswick is also installing two new 100kW solar systems – one at its Mercury Marine Australian/New Zealand head office in Dandenong South (Victoria) and another at the company’s BLA office in Brisbane, Australia.

The Dandenong installation is anticipated to generate around 48% of the office’s electricity needs.

The Murarrie office solar system will meet around 50% of the office’s power demand and have the capability to supply 100% of power during peak times.

“Installation of solar at our Queensland facility last year has been an outstanding success, the reduction in carbon emissions we’re achieving illustrates the benefits of going solar,” said Paul Watters, Mercury Marine director of strategy and business improvement. “We see solar, and more generally energy efficiency as an important part of our future.”

In 2023, Mercury announced that its partnership project with Alliant Energy received regulatory approval. Brunswick aims to generate 60% of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2025.

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