Packaging maker Sealed Air adds solar to California plant
Madera solar farm. Image by SEE.
August 23 (Renewables Now) - US packaging producer Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) said today it has installed a 3.5-MW ground-mount solar array at its manufacturing facility in Madera, California in partnership with TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE).
The company invested USD 9 million (EUR 9.1m) in the solar farm, which is coupled with a 770-kW/3,080 kWh battery and is now powering the plant producing its BUBBLE WRAP brand packaging and other products. SEE partnered with TotalEnergies to design and install the project. The French energy group recently acquired the industrial and commercial solar operations of SunPower Corp (NASDAQ:SPWR).
The solar installation, located on company-owned land next to the plant, will provide 98% of the facility’s electricity and is expected to help reduce the site’s energy bills by USD 1 million a year.
“The installation of these solar panels contributes to SEE’s overarching sustainability strategy and advances our transition to net-zero carbon emissions in our operations by 2040,” said chief operating officer Emile Chammas.