Ambev, a subsidiary of AB InBev, has entered into a partnership with Lemon Energia for a project that aims to supply renewable energy to small and medium-sized businesses in Brazil at affordable rates. The project will be supported by Ambev’s tech hub, Z-Tech.
The brewer and its partner will provide renewable energy to more than 50,000 small shops, bars and restaurants across the country until 2023.
In this period, participating companies are likely to achieve energy cost reduction amounting to around R$150 million ( €22.9 million) and cut CO2 emissions by 810,000 tonnes, according to estimates from Lemon Energia.
The initiative complements Ambev’s efforts to augment the renewable energy ecosystem in the country, and aligns with Z-Tech’s mission of empowering SMBs through technology, the company added.
'User-Friendly Products And Services'
Roberto Guido, CEO of Z-Tech Brazil, commented, “We focus our investments on developing accessible and user-friendly products and services that help to solve small and medium-sized businesses’ main pain points.
“We’re very happy to partner with Lemon and offer one more solution that, in addition to environmental benefits, will contribute to the financial health of small entrepreneurs.”
Businesses can join the project, without any initial investment, by registering at Lemon Energia’s online platform.
The company will then connect the business to the closest solar farm in its region. It will also provide data on annual energy savings to clients via its app.