Total Kenya has connected one-hundred-and-seven (107) of its service stations to solar energy, which confirms the subsidiary of the French Oil and Gas group as one of the energy companies to hugely reduce its reliance on Kenya Power.
Kenya is switching to the cheaper and more reliable source of energy and Total Kenya is helping to make that easier. It has installed about 3,390 solar panels and it is to switch an additional fourty-one (41) stations to solar energy by next year.
Total Kenya describes the switch as part of the firm efforts to align its operations with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal number 7, which focuses on the provision of sustainable, affordable, reliable and modern energy for all.
Total began the campaign to switch to renewable energy by the end of 2018 and it has been mounting solar panels on the rooftops of its buildings and convenience stores.
A statement from Total kenya read, “The solar energy powers lights, pumps, fridges, air conditioning and coffee machines, reducing reliance on the grid.”
“Total remains committed to the global ambition to be CO2 emissions Net Zero by 2050. This is a step in the right direction as a broad energy major. And the solarisation of our network of stations is part of our contribution to this great objective.”
With the unreliability of the Kenyan power and the high electricity cost, Kenyans are switching to cheaper sources of energy, with solar being the fastest-growing of them all.