Total is committed to investing in better and clean energy that will not negatively affect the communities it operates in. Total South Africa is planning to install solar power at 282 of its existing and new service stations by 2021. There are currently 52 solarized service stations so far and a further 40 service stations to be solarized by year end of 2019.
So, why opt for solar? OR Why #FlipTheSwitch?
1. Lower CO₂ emissions
A reduction of CO₂ emissions by approximately 6 362 kg per annum. Solar has less negative impact on the environment compared to any other energy source. It does not produce greenhouse gases and does not pollute the water.
2. Lower costs
Solar power costs less and is a more reliable source of electricity because it is impervious to fluctuation in the market. By reducing operational costs, more efficient business is created leading to a more sustainable business and job security.
3. Extract more value from land and buildings
Solar systems turn unused or underused space (rooftops, carports, outlying land, etc.) into cash flow streams and savings.
Two Phases of Solarization Project:
Feasibility studies are performed to determine the final size of the PV system as well as the suitable location for the installation.
The actual installation can be done in a period of 3 - 6 weeks. Installation includes commissioning of the fully installed system, the additional time is due to civil and structural (carport) works required to complete the installation.