Imerys, a provider of mineral-based specialty options, is collaborating with TotalEnergies to put in a large-scale solar power system paired with battery energy storage at its Lompoc facility in Santa Barbara County, Calif., as a part of a long-term energy companies contract.
TotalEnergies will set up, preserve and function an roughly 15 MW DC ground-mounted solar array and seven.5 MWh energy storage system underneath a 25-year power buy and storage companies settlement.
The Lompoc industrial website started its diatomite mining and processing operations within the Nineties. The new renewable power set up will cowl 50% of the present electrical energy demand of the positioning.
“This project is a pivotal step to combat climate change and to manage the energy we buy in the region as we continue to invest and develop low-carbon products for our customers as well as extract and transform minerals responsibly and sustainably,” says Imerys’ Jim Murberger.
The TotalEnergies Distributed Generation USA workforce first engaged with Imerys to guage which of the corporate’s U.S. amenities supplied the best viability for solar.
“We remain committed to helping Imerys achieve its sustainability goals with projects around the world, now with a focus on their U.S. operations,” says Eric Potts, managing director of TotalEnergies Distributed Generation USA.
TotalEnergies presently has greater than 1 GW of signed solar capability, with greater than 500 enterprise and public company prospects worldwide. The deployment of this capability is anticipated to be accomplished by the tip of 2023.
The solar-plus-storage system at Imerys’ Lompoc website, which is anticipated to be absolutely operational in three years, encompasses a ground-mounted single axis tracker solar PV system with bi-facial modules to maximise energy technology.