Motive Energy installing 1-MW solar + storage system atop California chemical distributor

Motivating energy will install a 1.02-MW solar project along with a 375 kW/753 kWh energy storage system at Univar Solutions’ facility in Commerce, California. Univar is a global distributor of chemicals and ingredients, and the solar project will reduce emissions from one of the company’s largest sites.

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“As part of our ambitions to achieve our ESG goals, Univar Solutions is committed to investing significantly in mitigating climate change,” said Jen McIntyre, chief people & culture officer and executive ESG lead at Univar Solutions. “Our partnership with Motive Energy, which will reduce emissions and costs at one of our key US facilities, is another key piece of evidence on our journey to transform our operations with low-carbon technologies. We look forward to continuing to invest in solar energy for our other locations around the world to reduce our carbon footprint in line with our net zero commitment.”

The project is expected to be completed in 2022. It will use Motive Energy’s Energy Storage System and CodeWatt software suite to build a Microgrid at the Univar Solutions facility.

“Motive Energy’s unique capabilities in providing complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services in conjunction with its proprietary CodeWatt Energy Management System enable customers to capitalize on the advances made in renewable energy technologies” , said Yogesh Singh, general manager vice president of Motive. Energy. “It will meaningfully lower their energy bills and make the operation more resilient. Our post-construction operations and maintenance (O&M) services will also allow Univar Solutions to focus on its business without worrying about energy-related issues.”

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