Total Petroleum Ghana Ltd., a locally listed oil marketing company, has opened its third solar powered station in Kumasi as part of its commitment to develop solar energy through cutting-edge technology.
The Total Mile 4 service station, which is also the very first of its kind in the Ashanti Region, has a 50 solar panel installation with about 16.35 kWp of power production. This service station is an ultramodern one with a convenient shop, forecourt and a lube bay for efficient vehicle servicing.
Speaking on the project, Managing Director Eric Fanchini said that installation of the solar system is expected to contribute to reducing the site’s carbon footprint.
Since the company inaugurated the Tema Main Harbour solar service station in July 2018 and the second solar station at Takoradi Airport Junction service station in November 2018, it has been able to save on electricity cost by harnessing the potential of solar energy.
The three solar powered stations were constructed and are maintained by local engineers and solar experts. The company believes that the way to consolidate its social operating licence is to share expertise with the local skilled force and listen to stakeholders.
“As a responsible industrial player, Total Petroleum Ghana takes action to develop new energies that are efficient and environmentally friendly.” This, he said, is equally central to the modernisation of our service stations to bring convenience and quality products and services to customers. In addition to the solar station, the company introduced solar kiosks to selected service stations in 2018 to provide easy access for phone-charging and Wi-Fi connection.
The company started the wave of renewable energy in 2015 with the introduction of 100% solar lamps which are accessible at all Total service station shops nationwide.
Total Petroleum Ghana, which was adjudged Brand of the Year at the Ghana Energy Awards, will continue to show its leadership strength in investing and improving the standard of its stations for the benefit of customers and the general public.