Ecolab reaches a deal with SunEdison to provide renewable energy for all of its Minnesota operations.
Ecolab Inc., a global company based in St. Paul, says it’s going all solar in Minnesota.
The company said Monday that it signed a deal with renewable energy developer SunEdison to acquire enough solar-generated electricity to offset virtually every watt of electricity used in its Minnesota business operations.
Ecolab, a seller of hygiene, energy and water technologies to businesses, is the first big Minnesota company to go all-in on solar. With this deal, Ecolab will acquire more solar output than now exists across the entire state.
“It makes business sense to do this,” said Raj Rajan, vice president of global sustainability at Ecolab, which employs 2,500 people in Minnesota and 45,000 worldwide.
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