The Newest Innovation in Croda's Commitment to Sustainability
EnterSolar, a leading developer of commercial solar systems for corporate customers, announced the completion of a 305 kilowatt ("kW") solar photovoltaic ("PV") system for Croda Inc, the North American corporate office of Croda International Plc. Croda is a world-wide manufacturer and supplier of chemicals for the personal care, health care, agricultural, manufacturing and other industrial industries. This is the first solar system to be installed at any of Croda's facilities worldwide, and the solar project joins other sustainable initiatives at Croda, including a wind turbine, providing power for Croda's manufacturing facility in Hull, UK.
"Croda is committed to being a responsible and ethical organization, and we have a global goal of obtaining 25% of our energy from non-fossil sources by the end of 2015," commented Kevin Gallagher, President of Croda Inc. "Another important quality that most of our customers associate with Croda is innovation. In many ways, this solar power generation project combines our commitment to sustainability with our commitment to innovation and shows that innovation goes beyond product innovation alone. Our customers need ingredient suppliers who share their values and their commitment to sustainability and innovation in all its forms."
The solar energy system is anticipated to provide more than 50% of the electricity required to run the Edison, NJ facility, which is roughly equivalent to powering 42 average-sized homes, or removing 47 autos from service, or saving over 27,500 gallons of gasoline each year.
EnterSolar developed the project from their New York City and Newark offices. "We are delighted to be have been able to partner with Croda," said Paul Ahern, President of EnterSolar, "this solar project demonstrated the compelling environmental and economic benefits that forward-thinking organizations like Croda can realize through well-structured solar power projects." Installation services were provided by Mercury Solar Systems.
About Croda Inc
Croda Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Croda International Plc, a U.K.-based manufacturer and worldwide supplier of oleo and industrial chemicals for the Personal Care, Home Care and Functional Specialties, Health Care, and Manufacturing Industries. Croda Inc is part of a global network and offers one of the widest ranges of chemical specialties, surfactants and high purity lipids available to the Personal Care, Home Care and Functional Specialties and Health Care Industries. Croda also carries a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom and Crodamazon divisions and a full range of skin care actives from the Sederma division. Additional information about Croda is available at www.croda.com.