Oman unveils first solar powered service station
The installation of the solar system at Shell Mukhaizna Service Station is expected to contribute to the reduction of the site’s carbon footprint by approximately 900 tonnes in an average of 25 years.
Shell Oman has opened the first solar-powered service station in the Sultanate of Oman in Mukhaizna, Al Wusta Governorate.
The Shell Mukhaizna Service Station’s solar system technology, provided by Continental Shelf of Solar Tech, is expected to contribute to the reduction of the site’s carbon footprint by approximately 900 tons in an average of 25 years.
Through a tender, Shell Oman awarded the project to Continental Shelf of Solar Tech, an Omani enterprise, to provide the solar system technology at the Mukhaizna Service Station after successfully completing a Shell Intilaaqah training course on the fundamentals of Solar Photovoltaic Technology.
“Through our strategically positioned Shell Service Stations, we continue to look for opportunities to create value in the communities we are a part of. This solar project demonstrates that, by encouraging renewable energy solutions,” said Khalid Hashil Al Awaisi, retail country manager at Shell Oman.
“The Solar Into Stations project will help support the growth and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Oman in their energy transition journey, and our partnership with Continental Shelf of Solar Tech is a great example of that,” he added.
The “Solar Into Stations” project comes in line with the company’s commitment towards corporate social responsibility (CSR), and the efforts dedicated to playing a proactive role in the progress of energy transition, while creating in-country value (ICV) through business opportunities for Omani enterprises.
#Shell_Oman operates the first solar-powered service station in the Sultanate in Mukhaizna. The solar system was installed by @oman_solar, award winning Omani SME @riyadaom, trained by @intilaaqah_oman. More solar sites will be announced later in Muscat. https://t.co/TrdxxlChnQ pic.twitter.com/sA6HftEXGm— Shell Middle East (@ShellMiddleEast) April 4, 2018
“Shell Oman’s commitment to energy transition inspired us as a start-up and encourages us in growing our business and creating new jobs,” said Majid Salim Al Alawi, general manager of Continental Shelf of Solar Tech.
Continental Shelf of Solar Tech has recently been awarded by Riyada, the Public Authority for Development of SMEs, as one of the outstanding enterprises in Oman.