Enoc to power all future petrol stations with solar energy
23rd October 2017
Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc), which operates over 100 petrol stations throughout the UAE, has said that it will power all of its future stations with solar energy.
At a cost of between $20 million to $30 million, Enoc will fit each of its new gas stations with solar panels, providing enough energy to power the forecourt and other services within the station.
“We are planning to open 48 new stations in the UAE between now and 2020, and they will all be powered by solar panels, located on their roofs,” said Zaid Alqufaidi, Managing Director of Enoc’s retail business, in an interview with Gulf News.
Alqufaidi added that the company would also be looking at retrofitting older gas stations with solar panels, where the structural design allowed for it. In cases where gas stations could not support solar panels, the MD said that Enoc would be upgrading them to be able to hold such heavy panels.
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