In January 2021, Shell reached another milestone with the installation of solar panels at 100 Shell stations, and another 51 stations in May. A total of 15,929 solar Photo Voltaic (PV) panels with a total capacity of 7.17-megawatt (MWp) were installed on the stations’ roofs, enough to power 1,853 households per year and used to run the stations’ facilities. These 151 solar-powered Shell stations can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4,448 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to planting 79,185 trees*.
*A typical tree absorbs between 30 kg to 60kg of carbon dioxide, depending on its location. (Source: Calculated via a carbon dioxide calculator at www.mgtc.gov.my).