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Shell Malaysia Installs More Than 200 Solar Panels At Its Retail Stations

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Seow Lee Ming, General Manager (GM) Mobility of Shell at Shell Bandar Botanic, Klang

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Shell is working with Cleantech Solar to install solar panels at its retail stations in Malaysia. So far, a total of 22,505 solar Photo Voltaic (PV) panels with a total capacity of 10.12 megawatt (MWp) have been installed on the roofs of 216 stations as part of the company’s commitment to run a safe, efficient, responsible, and profitable business. Exemplifying this, the current number of solar panels in our stations can generate 12,939 MWh of electrical energy, enough to power roughly 3740 households in a year.

Installation of solar panels at retail stations helps supplement and reduce dependability on local utilities, resulting in increased electrical savings for the stations in the long run.

“At Shell, we aim to make the transition towards a low-carbon future possible for our operations and will always look out for initiatives that will enable us to provide cleaner and sustainable energy solutions for our customers. We have fitted 216 of our stations with solar panels and we will be progressing towards about 350 stations by the end of 2022,” said Seow Lee Ming, General Manager (GM) Mobility Shell.

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In 2019, Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught were the first two retail stations in Malaysia to receive the Green Building Index (GBI) Certification. The GBI is the country’s industry-recognized green rating tool for buildings to promote sustainability in the built environment by saving energy and resources. These two Shell stations mark the first entries in the new retail fuel category introduced for the certification standard. The company is also the first in the Asia Pacific region to receive this GBI certification.

Shell also opened what is an example of “the station of the future”, Shell Mint Hotel, which is Malaysia’s First Gold GBI Certified Petrol Station. Apart from being powered by solar, this station has sustainable features such as food waste composting machine that converts food waste into fertilizers, energy-efficient air conditioners and chillers, recycling facilities and a smart LED lighting system at the forecourt. To lessen the station’s usage of water from municipal systems, a rainwater harvesting system is utilized to collect and store rainwater to be reused in its facilities such as the toilets.

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Shell has now received GBI certification for five of its stations in Malaysia, namely Shell Taman Connaught, Shell Damansara Jaya, Shell Mint Hotel, Shell Tangkak Layby, and Shell Alor Pongsu.

The Shell Group has set a target to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society. This is also in line with the government’s ambition towards Malaysia achieving Carbon Neutral in the same year.

Sustainability at Shell means providing energy in a responsible manner, respecting people, their safety, and the environment. By powering Malaysia with cleaner energy and innovative mobility solutions, Shell hopes to mobilize the energy sector and increase its efficiency by offering products and services with lower carbon emissions.

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