By Prince Okafor


IN furtherance of its commitment to the deployment of solar hybrid solutions to its service stations across the nation, Total Nigeria Plc, has said it will expand its solar-powered service station in Nigeria. The company had already commissioned a total of eight solar-powered service stations in the country. The Corporate Affairs Manager of the company, Albert Mabuyaku, disclosed in a statement that, “Total Nigeria Plc is reiterating its commitment to better energy not only through the introduction of the first solar service station in West Africa in 2013 but also further deployment of solar hybrid solutions in its strategic service stations spread across Nigeria.


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“Also the company is meeting the energy needs of Nigerian homes through its Solar Home Solutions designed to combat unstable power supply and provide constant electricity. He noted that “Total’s deep experience in providing solar energy in Nigeria is based on the use of our high-end technology and unrivalled expertise. Through our installations, we have established cost savings benefits and effectiveness in the use of solar energy in Nigeria coupled with its abundant solar resource. “Developing renewable energy is a strategy for Total Group in the evolving energy market and an industrial responsibility to combat the menace of climate change.” “The company is also expanding the entire value chain necessary for the

future growth of renewable energies to include the storage (battery) sector with the acquisition of SAFT; known for its innovative and technological know-how,” he added. Total also deploys innovative solutions in Africa, such as Awango by Total solar lamps (6 million people have benefited from the program to date) for access to energy and money transfer services and mobile payment in the area of digital technology.