Total inaugurates its thousandth solar-powered service station
Total has inaugurated its 1000th solarised service station, powered by solar panels. The rooftop solar systems at the TOTAL Palmeraie retail outlet in Marrakech, Morocco, are a milestone in the company’s programme to solarise certain of its service stations worldwide, begun in late 2016.
Total’s goal is to solarise 5000 stations in 57 countries. Work will accelerate in the coming months to reach around 1000 stations per year. More than a third of TOTAL retail network stations worldwide will be equipped with high-efficiency SunPower solar panels.
Total is also solarising 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.