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Nigeria: Total opens 30th gas station powered by solar panels

The new site fits into the company’s plans to reduce CO2 emissions while decreasing their electricity bill through solar power.



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Total Nigeria Plc has inaugurated its 30th solar service station as it expands its business across the African country.

The new service station in Zaria boasts 11.7 Kilowatt peak, kWp with 36 Sunpower E327 Panels and PV-diesel hybrid architecture.

Solar installations designed and managed by Total Nigeria Plc, the Nigerian downstream affiliate of the Total group, have now reached a combined capacity of 1 megawatt installed (MW) and has produced more than 1 gigawatt hour (GWh) of clean electricity, according to This Day.

“This project is in line with the group’s ambition to become the responsible energy major and with its commitment to develop solar energy. It reduces our CO2 emissions while decreasing our electricity bill each year,” said Imrane Barry, Managing Director of the firm.

Total has set the goal of installing solar panels at 5,000 service stations worldwide by 2021.

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