SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Intelligent Blends, the San Diego-based manufacturer of single-serve and bagged beverages — and parent company of Maud's Coffee & Tea — announced the completion of a solar installation, which now powers all of its house-brand operations.
The project added 700 LG panels that each generate 405 watts of power, along with two sma 62 kilowatt inverters and two 50 kilowatt inverters, to the company's San Diego headquarters. The resulting impact on the environment on an annual basis, Intelligent Brands said, equates to taking 72 passenger vehicles off the road, 37,720 gallons of gasoline combusted or 5,500 tree saplings grown for 10 years.
"We believe that good coffee starts at the source, which is why we make sure that every step we take in manufacturing Maud's products is thoughtful, ethical and environmentally responsible," says CEO and Founder Michael Ishayik. "The addition of solar power to our production facility was a logical next step in ensuring that we continue our legacy of producing great products for our customers and partners the right way."
With aspirations of being completely carbon neutral by 2024, Intelligent Blends said it "will continue to harness innovation, emerging technologies and good old-fashioned sunshine to create high-quality, Earth-friendly products for Earth-minded partners and customers around the globe."