BP Amoco boosts solar in gasoline stations

BP Amoco plc plans to install its own solar power technology in 200 of its new gasoline stations around the world over the next 2 years. The company said solar panels will help to meet the electric power needs of all new BP Amoco service stations slated to be built in the U.K., Australia, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, Portugal, and Spain. A typical installation would incorporate up to 400 of BP Amoco's solar panels in the canopies above the pumps. The 200-station program is expected to cost $50 million and require 3.5 MW of solar power generation capacity. Solar advantages BP Amoco claims the solar panels will generate more clean energy than is ...

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