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Total Nigeria powers facilities with solar system


Total Nigeria Plc has again restated its commitment to boost energy by commissioning a new 118 kWp solar hybrid system installed at its first-class, high-level technology lubricant blending plant in Kirikiri, Lagos.

The hybrid solar system and high-end infrastructure was commissioned on October 24 last year and would reduce energy costs by at least 30 per cent.

Also, a 109kWp hybrid solar photovoltaic solution was also installed at its corporate head office on Victoria Island, Lagos.

The system, which utilises 333 Sunpower PV modules, has reduced energy costs by 25 per cent. It was commissioned on December 9 last year.

Both solutions are complete hybrid solar photovoltaic solutions that require proper integration and perfect synchronisation of solar panels, diesel generators and grid, as sources of electricity.

It ensures a flawless stability of the plant’s micro-grid at any given time and also helps to optimise energy costs.

In spite of space constraints, Total Nigeria Plc achieved these capacities, using high efficiency sunpower photovoltaic modules. The installation of the 109 kWp was achieved on 550m2 space while the 118 kWp of solar power was achieved on 600m2 area with only 360 modules. The panels have 40 years lifespan.

This represents another step towards Total Nigeria’s commitment to better energy, as it is estimated to cut its CO2 emissions by at least 91 tons yearly for its lubricant plant and 83 tons annually for its head office.

Besides these new projects, the company now has about 15 service stations powered by solar system nationwide, as well as a full range of Solar Home Solutions offered to power homes and businesses across the country.

Total Nigeria Plc, the Marketing and Services subsidiary of Total, is a multinational energy company operating in more than 130 countries and committed to providing sustainable products and services to its customers.

For over 59 years, it has remained a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry with an extensive distribution network of over 500 service stations nationwide and a wide range of top quality energy products and services.

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