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Total inaugurates its 1000th solar-powered service station

Total inaugurates its 1000th solar-powered service station

Marrakech, August 27 - Neftegaz.RU. Total inaugurated its 1000th solarized service station, powered by solar panels. The rooftop solar systems at the TOTAL Palmeraie retail outlet in Morocco, are a milestone in the company’s program to solarize certain of its service stations worldwide, begun in late 2016.

Total’s goal is to solarize 5,000 stations in 57 countries. Work will accelerate in the coming months to reach around 1 000 stations per year. More than a 3rd of TOTAL retail network stations worldwide will be equipped with high-efficiency SunPower solar panels.

Total is also solarizing production sites, such as plants and refineries, and office buildings. A number of projects to equip various plants or office buildings with solar panels have been identified, adding up to a nominal power of more than 200 MW-peak, equivalent to the electricity demand of a city of 200 000 people.

Momar Nguer, President of Total Marketing & Services and member of Total’s Executive Committee said: "The service stations equipped with solar panels are more independent of the grid and showcase our know-how and expertise in renewable energies. Consistent with Total’s ambition to become the responsible energy major, the program will reduce our retail network’s carbon emissions by more than 50,000 tons per year.”

The recently solarized TOTAL Palmeraie service station inaugurated in Marrakech has 134 sq. m. of photovoltaic panels. The system will produce 45 megawatt-hours of power per year and reduce the retail outlet’s carbon emissions by 30 tons per year.

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