Cox Communications has chosen EDF Renewables North America to provide solar photovoltaics and battery energy storage services in support of Cox’s long-term financial and sustainability goals.
EDF Renewables will develop and install an integrated 360 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic solar and 560 kW/1.360 kilowatt hour (kWh) on-site battery storage system at the San Diego corporate headquarters of Cox Communications.
The combined carport and roof-top solar array is expected to offset over 374 tons of carbon annually, adding to Cox Enterprises’ more than 567.000 tons of CO2 offset as part of the Cox Conserves program since 2007.
“Sustainability, and driving positive environmental change, are core to the way Cox does business. We’re excited our largest California facility is spearheading the use of solar power and battery storage to reduce our carbon footprint in the region. This solar project will generate almost 20% of the building energy usage and moves us closer to Cox Enterprise’s goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2024 and to being carbon and water neutral by 2044.”Sam Attisha, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications in California.
“EDF Renewables is proud to work with Cox on this multi-technology project demonstrating how a holistic solution provides the facility the most control of their operating energy costs. And further providing benefits to the employees and supporting the Cox’s sustainability initiatives.”Raphael Declercq, executive vice president, distributed solutions & strategy at EDF Renewables.
EDF Store and Forecast Energy Management System (EMS) will operate the integrated solar and battery energy storage system.