Total commissions 30th solar station
Total Nigeria Plc has commissioned its 30th solar service station, allowing its current installed solar capacity to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 460 average Nigerian households, according to International Energy Agency (IEA) database.
Since the commissioning of Onigbagbo service station in 2013, the first in Nigeria, the projects have saved the country 340,000 litres of diesel, and taken off approximately 900 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Solar installations designed and managed by Total Nigeria, the Nigerian downstream affiliate of the Total group, have now reached a combined capacity of one megawatt installed, and produced more than one gigawatt (GWh) per hour of clean electricity.
“This project is in line with the Total group’s ambition to become the responsible energy major and with its commitment to develop solar energy. It reduces our carbon dioxide emissions while decreasing our electricity bill each year,” said Managing Director of Total Nigeria, Imrane Barry.
Committed in a worldwide solarisation programme, Total aims to equip 5,000 of its stations worldwide with solar panels by 2021, with the goal of offering affordable, reliable and clean energy solutions for all.