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

Motive Energy will install a 1.02-MW solar project paired with an energy storage system rated at 375 kW/753 kWh at Univar Solutions’ facility in Commerce, California. Univar is a global chemical and ingredient distributor, and the solar project will curb emissions from one of the company’s largest locations.

Credit: Motive Energy

“As part of our ambitions to achieve our ESG goals, Univar Solutions has committed to invest significantly in climate change reduction,” 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 major US facilities, is another important proof point in our journey to transforming our operations with low-carbon enabling technologies. We look forward to continuing to invest in solar energy for our other sites 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 the CodeWatt software suite to build a Microgrid at the Univar Solutions facility.

“Motive Energy’s unique capabilities in providing full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services in conjunction with its proprietary CodeWatt Energy Management System allows customers to benefit from the advancements made in renewable energy technologies,” said Yogesh Singh, general manager vice president for Motive energy. “It will reduce their energy bills in meaningful ways and add resiliency to the operation. Our post-construction operations and maintenance (O&M) services will also allow Univar Solutions to focus on its operations without having to worry about energy-related issues.”

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