Romania, OMV Petrom to install solar panels at 150 petrol stations in 2022, SEE Energy News
OMV Petrom has installed photovoltaic panels in 110 OMV and Petrom branded petrol stations in Romania, as part of an investment program that has totaled about 3 million euros so far. By the end of this year, the number of stations equipped with photovoltaic panels will increase to 150 units, respectively up to approximately 30 % of the OMV and Petrom network of stations in Romania.
The estimated annual production of photovoltaic panels will be 2,700 MWh, enough o cover the needs of some 1,500 households.
Member of the OMV Petrom Board of Directors responsible for Refining and Marketing Radu Caprau said that reducing carbon emissions is a very important objective for the company. The installation of photovoltaic panels allows OMV Petrom‟s retail fuel network to take a step forward in this direction. The goal is that, by 2025, half of OMV Petrom‟s entire network of petrol stations in Romania will be „solar‟ stations, with a low energy consumption.
OMV Petrom aims to achieve carbon neutrality for its own operations by 2050 and to contribute to the process of decarbonization of its customers. To generate new low- and zero-carbon projects, the company will invest 3.7 billion euros from the 11-billion-euro plan by 2030.