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Africa’s largest Solar Powered Filling Station

As part of its continued efforts to light up the country through renewable energy resources, Emel Advanced Power Solution Ltd (EAPS), part of the Emel Group, and its partner Applied Solar Technologies (AST), India have installed Nigeria’s first solar powered filling station for Total Nigeria Plc.  The 77.8 kWp roof top solar power system supplied by SunPower, a Total Group affiliate, was installed at the newly refurbished Total filling station on Mobolaji Bank- Anthony way, Ikeja, Lagos. The facility which is now operational is officially the largest roof top solar system in Africa and the largest solar powered filling station for Total anywhere in Africa and the Middle-East. The system was installed by a team of six solar engineers over a forty day period and is fully automated, easy to install, maintain and repair with 24 x 7 on ground back up service. It can also endure extreme weather conditions with 5-10 years out put warranty.  By harnessing energy from the sun, the filling station expects to lower its electricity costs by at least 25%, as well as taking advantage of other benefits such as less dependency on diesel generators leading to lowered noise pollution and carbon emissions. 

The successful installation of the solar power system reiterates Emel, AST & Total’s commitment towards environmental sustainability and its focus on renewable energy resources.  In addition, EAPS’ goal is to address many of the country’s energy and infrastructural needs at the community, state and national levels.