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English Español Total opens its thousandth solar-powered fuel station

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.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Total inaugurated its thousandth 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 program to solarize certain  service stations worldwide, begun in late 2016.

More than a third of TOTAL retail network stations worldwide will be equipped with high-efficiency SunPower solar panels.

"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,” comments Momar Nguer, President of Total Marketing & Services and member of Total’s Executive Committee.
“This milestone achievement reflects Total’s commitment to using solar power at our sites and our ability to support our industrial and commercial customers with cleaner, more affordable and safer electricity,” adds Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President, Renewables at Total. 
The recently solarized TOTAL Palmeraie service station inaugurated in Marrakech has 134 square meters 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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