Shell Malaysia announced today that it has installed solar panels at 216 different locations, in collaboration with Cleantech Solar.
A total of 22,505 solar panels have been installed, capable of generating 12,939 MWh of electricity. That’s the equivalent of powering 3740 households for a whole year.
“We are making the transition towards a low-carbon future and will always look out for initiatives that will enable us to provide cleaner and sustainable energy solutions for our customers. We will continue this effort to cover another 350 stations by the end of 2022,” said Shell Mobility, General Manager, Seow Lee Ming.
Shell also emphasised that these solar panels will help supplement and reduce the stations dependence on utility companies, and allows these stations operate more sustainably.
Shell has been going full throttle with its effort in going green as two of their stations – Shell Damansara and Shell Taman Connaught – have received the Green Building Index (GBI) certification. GBI is Malaysia industry-recognised green rating tool for building that promotes sustainability. Since then, Shell Tangkak, Shell Alor Pongsu have also received the GBI certification.
Recently, the company also officiated “the station of the future”, Shell Mint Hotel, as Malaysia’s First Gold GBI Certified Petrol Station. Apart from being solar powered, this station is also home to a food waste composting machine that converts food waste into fertilisers. It also houses energy-efficient air conditioners and chillers, recycling facilities and smart LED lighting system at the forecourt. A rainwater harvesting system is also installed, to reutilise rainwater for use in toilets.