Univar Solutions selects Motive Energy to install solar capacity and ESS


Univar Solutions, a chemical and ingredient distributor, will install 1020kW of solar capacity and an ESS with total energy capacity of 375kW/753kWh at its City of Commerce, CA facility in partnership with Motive Energy.

The installation will reduce the non-renewable energy usage and emissions of Univar Solutions’ City of Commerce facility, one of the company’s largest locations, through a custom solar and energy storage solution.

The project will remove more than 1,300 tons of carbon dioxide from the environment per year, equivalent to removing 259 cars from the road or the electricity usage of 217 homes annually.

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