In Total, we believe that access to energy is a fundamental necessity which greatly impacts on access to education, communication, information, and the overall development of individuals and societies. Today, over 120 million Nigerians lack access to electricity thereby resulting in their use of costly and sometimes dangerous sources of energy.
TOTAL intends to become the everyday energy partner and improve living standards of communities without reliable access to energy in IECD countries. In promoting the emergence of new energy solutions, TOTAL introduced the Total Access to Energy Program. This acts as a project incubator for developing innovative and economically viable solutions with the aim of providing access to clean and sustainable energy for low –income communities. To achieve this laudable objective, TOTAL is exploring several pathways which includes photovoltaic solar equipments, local marketing of associated gas solutions, and deployment of the best technologies available with strict adherence to international quality and safety standards.
In line with the Group’s ambition, TOTAL in Nigeria is offering a line of photovoltaic solar lightening solutions, tagged “Awango by Total”, which are Awango by Total Sun King Solo Lamp, Awango by Total Sun King Pro Lamp and Awango by Total Joulestick Light Kick. These portable solar lamps and cell phone charger respectively are affordable and brighter than most commonly used lighting sources, such as kerosene lamps, candles and batteries. Our aim is to provide access to lighting for 5% off the grid households in Nigeria by selling 1million lamps by 2017”.
It is worthy to mention that “Awango by Total” was not borne out of purely economic reasons but out of TOTAL’s passion to make sustainable and positive impact on the lives of people in developing societies.
For the distribution of “Awango by Total” range of products, we are leveraging on our existing Total service stations nationwide and partnering with Local and international NGO’s, which include Solar Sisters Incorporated.
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