The Total Korle Bu solar-powered station is an integral part of efforts to reinforce Total’s network identity with a resolutely contemporary image and installations that are more energy- efficient and outlets that blend harmoniously into the environment.
A statement from Total Petroleum Ghana Limited and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the project was fully aligned with Total’s ambition to become the responsible energy major with commitment to developing solar power.
Quoting the Managing Director of Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, Mr Eric Fanchini, it said the solar-powered stations represented Total’s commitment towards energizing communities and fostering sustainable development.
“As a responsible industrial player, Total takes action to develop new energies that are efficient and environmentally friendly, and it is our resolve to contribute to local development and environmental sustainability.
The Total Group is committed to a global solar programme aimed at equipping 5,000 service stations with photovoltaic solar panels around the world.
“This is equally central to the modernization of our service stations to bring convenience and quality products and services to customers,” the statement quoted Mr Fanchini.
It added that the project demonstrated the company’s dedication towards ensuring environmental sustainability, innovation, and premium customer service.
In addition to the solar station, the statement said the company had introduced solar kiosks to selected service stations in Accra in 2018 to provide customers with easy access to phone charging and WIFI connection.
It added that the wave of renewable energy started in 2015 with the introduction of 100 per cent Total solar lamps, which were accessible at all Total service station shops nationwide.
The statement said since the company inaugurated its three solar powered service stations, namely, Total Tema Main Harbour, Total Takoradi Airport Junction and Total Miles 4 in Kumasi, it had been able to reduce its operation cost and thus decreased the pressure on the local grid and exploring the potential of solar energy.
It added that the four solar-powered stations were constructed and maintained by local engineers and solar experts.