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24 November 2023

Grolsch step closer to climate neutrality through use of solar energy

Starting in July 2024, for a multi-year period, brewery Grolsch will purchase electricity from several solar farms, which together have a capacity of more than 22 MWp. The largest park, solar park Konneweg-Tinte in Voorne aan Zee, was festively inaugurated yesterday. The parks were developed in-house by Ampyr Solar Nederland and will also continue to be managed and operated in-house.
'With this switch from European wind energy to Dutch solar energy, we are making an active contribution to the Dutch energy transition and are also taking a nice step in making our processes even more sustainable,' says Koert van 't Hof, Corporate Affairs Director at Koninklijke Grolsch. 'And what a wonderful idea to also give the park a useful function in terms of water storage. An important theme, also for us as a brewer who, through the initiative 'The Twentse Golf', which we helped launch, is working hard to increase the availability of sufficient water in our home region of Twente.' 
This multi-year agreement also marks an important step forward for Asahi Europe & International - Grolsch's parent company - and contributes to its broader sustainability ambition to be fully CO2 neutral in all its operations by 2030.