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17/11/2020 Press release

Solar power on roofs of service stations

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280 TOTAL stations in Germany already equipped with photovoltaic systems 

 

Berlin, 17. November 2020

TOTAL is further expanding the supply of solar energy at its service stations. The company has already installed photovoltaic modules on the service station roofs of 280 stations in Germany. By 2023, 560 stations throughout Germany are to receive solar energy systems. The electricity generated in this way is largely consumed directly on site and covers between 20 and 30 percent of the energy requirements of the respective service stations.

The project in Germany is part of an international programme of the Total Group, under which 5000 stations worldwide will be equipped with photovoltaic modules. Once all 5000 service stations are equipped with solar systems, they will achieve a total output of over 100 MWp.

Ingo Böning, head of the photovoltaic project at TOTAL Deutschland GmbH: "Today we have already equipped half of the stations planned in Germany with solar systems. The project is a great success for us, as it not only enables us to further expand our commitment to renewable energies, but also to supply our filling stations with green electricity. At the stations, the solar power is used, for example, for the energy-intensive operation of car washes or for lighting and goods refrigeration in the shop, as well as for the newly built electric charging stations and hydrogen electrolysers".

The Total Group has been active in the solar energy sector for over 40 years. Today, with SunPower and Total Solar, the company is one of the largest players in this field.

 

 

About TOTAL in Germany

Total is present in Germany since 1955 and currently employs more than 4,000 people. Its affiliate TOTAL Deutschland GmbH operates the third largest retail network in the country with around 1,200 service stations. In Germany, TOTAL offers a wide range of energy products: lubricants, liquified petroleum gas, fuel oil, marine and aviation fuels, bitumen and specialty products dedicated to the industry. The Group operates in Leuna one of Europe’s most modern refineries: TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland. TOTAL is also active in petrochemicals, natural gas trading, solar energy installations with SunPower and smart solutions for automotive and aviation with Hutchinson. Finally, TOTAL is also present in new energies for mobility with an operated network of over 2,000 charge points for electric vehicles as well as hydrogen refilling stations.

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About the Marketing & Services division of Total

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 32,000 employees are present in 107 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing & Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 15,600 service stations in 71 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services has production sites all over the world, where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.

 

About Total

Total is a broad energy group, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

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Media Relations TOTAL Deutschland

Delphine Saucier l +49 30 2027-6231 l delphine.saucier@total.de

Annika Schön l +49 30 2027-6223 l annika.schoen@total.de

 

 

 

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