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Caffè Barbera, the Neapolitan roasting company founded in 1870, becomes fully green sourced energy user with SolarSicily

Caffè Barbera, the Neapolitan roasting company founded in 1870, becomes fully green sourced energy user with SolarSicily

July 7 - 2022

Coffee Geography Magazine


The installation of the new photovoltaic system has been placed on the roof of Caffè Barbera's factory located close to Naples, Italy. An important step in the direction of sustainability for a company already ISO 9001 certified. 

 The photovoltaic system chosen by Caffè Barbera consists of 180 panels (450W) from the LONGI brand, 107 optimizers, 2 hybrid inverters (7 + 7 kWh) and a SolarEdge inverter (66.6 kWh). 

This renewable energy plant provides a production of 125,200 kWh (125.2 MWh) of renewable energy per year, the equivalent of 32.05 t. C02 – or 1,472 trees planted. In addition, the self-consumption of 49% (61.5 MWh) is needed for the Barbera’s roasting site, which will allow to export over 63.71 MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Caffè Barbera is now able to satisfy the entire needs of its production which will transform the company to a true Eco-Sustainable reality, using energy from its own renewable & clean energy source to produce the unmistakable premium blends which can be tested in over 50 Cafè Barbera outlets worldwide

The company is an Italian coffeehouse and fast casual dining franchise registered with the International Franchise Association (IFA) since 2015. It operates franchises in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. 

The franchise began in Dubai in 2004 and is named after the first Café Barbera founded by Domenico Barbera in 1870 in Southern Italy. It is considered one of the oldest companies in Europe and is still managed by the Barbera family.