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Total Fiji Invest $2 Million Taking 7 Service Stations Solar

Total Fiji intends to equip another 13 service stations in the country to achieve a final target of 20 of its retail network.
26 Apr 2019 11:43
Total Fiji Invest $2 Million Taking 7 Service Stations Solar
From left: Minister for Environment and Waterways Mahendra Reddy, Vice President South Pacific & Indian Ocean Olivier Chalvon-Demersay, managing director Supreme Fuel Rajesh Patel, and managing director Total (Fiji) Pte. Limited Kazi Rahman, Photo: Lusiana Tuimaisala

Total Fiji Limited has invested more than $2 million to equip seven of its service stations with solar panels.

This will help to reduce its carbon emission.

Minister for Environment and Waterways Mahendra Reddy while officiating at the Solar inauguration on Wednesday said Total was committed to a global solar programme. It was aiming to equip 5,000 service stations with photovoltaic solar panels.

He said this corresponds to installed capacity of about 125 MW, equivalent to the amount of electricity used by a city of around 125,000 people.

Total Fiji intends to equip another 13 service stations in the country to achieve a final target of 20 of its retail network.

Mr Reddy said:“To ensure success and meet the growing demand for electricity, we are strengthening our expertise in
renewables, especially in solar energy, given its many advantages.

“Clean and abundant by definition, solar energy is also flexible, efficient and competitive.

“In an area where energy and lighting is needed at all times of the day, every day of the year, the demand for utilities is high and the exposure to risk of fluctuating energy prices impacting margins is consequently very high.

“Switching to solar for your energy requirements can reduce this risk and provide your business with greater stability.

Total Fiji Speeds Up Its Race to Solar

Located in Suva, these service stations have a total of 773 square meters of solar panels, on the station canopies and the store rooftop.

The solar system will produce 602 kW/year, which represents the average consumption of 602 people.

Total is committed to a global solar programme and is aiming to equip 5,000 service stations with photovoltaic solar panels.

This corresponds to installed capacity of about 125 MW, equivalent to the amount of electricity used by a city of around 125,000 people.

The project is fully aligned with Total’s ambition to become the responsible energy major and our commitment to developing solar power.

The affiliate intends to equip another 13 service stations in the country to achieve a final target of 20, or 70% of its retail network.

About Total (Fiji) Pte Ltd.

Total Fiji is engaged in retail service stations, commercial and bulk fuels, marine activities, and lubricants. It owns six storage facilities in Fiji with the main terminals located at Walu Bay and Rod- well Road in Suva and Vuda Point in Lautoka.

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