TotalEnergies brings first solar + storage project online since SunPower pipeline acquisition
TotalEnergies has put its first commercial solar project in the US online since it acquired SunPower’s commercial development arm. The 3.5 MW solar project in Madera, California, with a 3,080 kWh Tesla energy storage system is for Sealed Air, the company behind Bubble Wrap.
Sealed Air invested $9 million in the project on 11 acres of company-owned land adjacent to the manufacturing facility. The 265,000-sw. ft plant, which manufactures original Bubble Wrap cushioning, Korrvu retention and hanging packaging, mailers and other solutions, will have 98% of its electricity generated by the solar project.
“The installation of these solar panels contributes to Sealed Air’s overarching sustainability strategy and advances our transition to net-zero CO2 emissions in our operations by 2040. With these solar panels, we are advancing our use of renewable energy, increasing the energy intensity of our activities is reduced. and reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions,” said Emile Chammas, Chief Operating Officer of Sealed Air. “We are on track to leave our world better than we found it and the completion of this project is an important milestone in the strategic investments we are making to achieve that goal.”
“TotalEnergies is proud to be Sealed Air’s energy transformation partner as they invest to achieve ambitious sustainability goals,” said Eric Potts, vice president of TotalEnergies Distributed Generation USA. “Renewable energy is a business priority for both of our companies, so we are excited that this project will bring long-term benefits to SEE’s Madera facility while furthering global progress toward carbon neutrality.”
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