Hydrite Installs First Onsite Solar Panel Array in Visalia, CA

VISALIA, Calif., November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hydrite has completed the installation of its first on-site solar panel at the company Visalia, California ease.

The 126 kW solar photovoltaic system will provide approximately 16% of the site’s annual electricity consumption, offsetting nearly 50 tonnes of CO2e emissions per year.

This sustainable energy source will continue to support the growing production demands in the region for Hydrite’s food and agricultural solutions.

“Our investment in solar energy confirms Hydrate’s commitment to sustainability, which is an important part of our overall strategic plan,” said the President of Hydrate. Kevin Honkamp said.

The project was carried out by Kuubix Construction Group, a commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) group based in Visalia.

One of many energy efficiency projects, Hydrite continues to closely monitor energy consumption across its manufacturing and distribution operations to identify improvement initiatives and set quantitative environmental targets. .

To maintain transparency of environmental impact, Hydrite regularly communicates its sustainability performance to customers and key stakeholders through its sustainability report and other reporting platforms.

“Understanding and improving our energy initiatives helps us work toward a sustainable future for our business and the communities in which we operate,” said Hydrite’s COO. Joe Weishar said.

Visalia’s The power grid already prioritizes renewables, and the new solar panel’s annual greenhouse gas emissions avoidance is estimated to be equivalent to driving more than 120,000 miles according to the Gas Equivalents Calculator at EPA greenhouse effect.

About hydrite

Hydrite, a family business established in 1929, is one of the largest independent suppliers of chemical products and related services in United States. Hydrite has a network of manufacturing plants, warehouses and laboratories located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, California and Texas with nearly 1,000 employees in more than 25 states. Hydrite owns and operates a private fleet of over 255 tractors, box trailers, tankers and wagons.

Hydrite offers expertise in chemical manufacturing and distribution, food and dairy sanitization, organic processing, liquid sulphites, foam control and water treatment chemicals. www.hydrite.com

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