Multinational oil company Puma Energy has announced the completion of installations for solar power systems and battery storage units at several of its locations in Ghana. Puma Energy says 11 fuel retail stations and 3 terminals were connected to solar power, with 11 of these connections backed up by battery energy storage systems.
The installation of solar systems at fuel service stations and terminals in Ghana is part of Puma Energy’s Future Energies business plan to roll renewable energy projects around the world. The company hopes not only to reduce its own carbon footprint but also support its commercial customers in Ghana and around the world as they seek to decarbonise and reduce their carbon impact.
“We are proud to install the solar systems in our sites and depots as it meets our purpose of energizing communities and reinforces our commitment to clean energy solutions and meeting our ESG goals. Africa, and Ghana in particular, has a great potential of solar power and we are establishing the first steps to transforming this potential into a more sustainable and energy efficient system to power our sites and depots. Ghana is pleased to be the first country to show the first footprints of our energy transition drive in Africa,” said Henry Osei, Puma Energy GM in Ghana.
These projects benefit from Ghana’s high solar energy potential and have a total capacity of 422kWp and associated battery storage of 224 kWh and can provide up to 100% of a sites’ energy.
Puma Energy is also scaling the roll out of solar hybrid systems to other nations with high solar energy potential including Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Honduras and Papua New Guinea.
Mitchell Board, Global Head, Future Energies said: “By combining our expertise and local knowledge with the right sites and access to finance, we hope to accelerate the renewable energy transition in Ghana not just for Puma but for our customers too.”
Puma Energy’s Future Energies business unit focuses on developing lower carbon, modular, distributed renewable energy systems, including energy management and storage, particularly in emerging markets across the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific where so far the renewable energy transition has been slower and has huge potential for growth. Puma Energy aims to deploy solar and / or battery storage in at least 75% of company owned retail sites, depots and terminals in the world by 2023.