TotalEnergies brings first solar + storage project online since SunPower pipeline acquisition

TotalEnergies has brought its first US commercial solar project 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 sited on 11 acres of company-owned land adjacent to its manufacturing facility. The 265,000-sw. ft plant, which manufactures Bubble Wrap original cushioning, Korrvu retention and suspension packaging, mailers and other solutions, will have 98% of its electricity powered 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 carbon emissions in our operations by 2040. Through these solar panels, we are advancing our use of renewable energy,lessening the energy intensity of operations and reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions,” said Emile Chammas, Sealed Air’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are on a journey to leave our world better than we find it and the completion of this project is an important milestone in the strategic investments we’re making to achieve that goal.”

“TotalEnergies is proud to be Sealed Air’s energy transformation partner as they invest to achieve ambitious sustainability targets,” said Eric Potts, vice president of TotalEnergies Distributed Generation USA. “Renewable energy is a business priority for both of our companies, so we are thrilled that this project will deliver long-term benefits to SEE’s Madera facility while advancing global progress toward carbon neutrality.”

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