- OMV Petrom installs solar power panels for 40 fuel stations in Romania
- Company says solar power will help each station reduce its carbon footprint by 8.3 tons of CO2 emissions annually
- Total investment of €1.3 million on installations will help each station generate over 300,000 kWh of clean power annually
Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom has installed PV panels at 40 petrol stations in its network in a bid to help them meet over 10% of their electricity requirements from solar energy. OMV Petrom is part of Austrian integrated oil and gas company OMV and claims to be the largest energy company in South-Eastern Europe.
Renewable energy from the solar panels will be consumed by the Romanian fuel stations for an investment of €1.3 million ($1.4 million). Solar panels installed will generate over 300,000 kWh of clean power annually per station. Every fuel station will be able to reduce its carbon footprint by 8.3 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
“We have a continuous concern to reduce our carbon footprint on all business segments, including refining and distribution activities. This year we continued our environmentally friendly initiatives, including the installation of photovoltaic panels in gas stations,” said a member of the Management Board of OMV Petrom responsible for the Downstream Oil Activity, Radu Căprău. “Our plan is to increase the number of gas stations equipped with photovoltaic panels to 78 by the end of the year.”
The company aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 27% by 2025 compared to 2010. Last year, it reached a 22% decrease.