We believe in creating healthy foods in a healthy way. At Pasta Prima, we generate over a third of our annual electrical needs from our own solar panels.
Our investment in solar energy will prevent the release of 1.1 million pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in its first year alone. That is the equivalent of removing 94 cars from the road.
We offset the rest of our electrical use with certified renewable energy. That’s why our packages now carry the Green-e symbol. It means that 100% of the electricity used to manufacture this product is offset with the purchase and on-site generation of certified renewable energy.
Our solar partner is Stellar Energy GP, Inc. They installed our 483 kilowatt system, consisting of more than 2,100 solar panels. Our roof is now an endless sea of solar panels. More precisely they stretch for nearly 84,000 square feet.
It is not physically possible to route wind energy to our sites. Instead, we pay extra for our electricity to make sure that our energy is 100% renewable.
With this money, Benton County Wind Farm in Indiana delivers extra power to the power grid, equal to the remaining two thirds of our electrical needs. That’s the energy we need above and beyond what our rooftop solar panels provide.
In Benton County, wind turbines tower above farms that harvest beans and corn along with the wind. Our family is very happy to support this amazing energy source.
We are investigating other ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Learn about our renewable packaging and check back here for updates!