Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in solar energy with SunPower and Total Solar. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
Since 2011, the Group has been developing its off-grid solar product offering, and consequently has contributed to improve the lives of more than 10 million people in some forty developing countries, chiefly in Africa.
For Total, being able to meet these needs is part of its climate strategy, as energy demand comes mainly from countries with a carbon-intensive energy mix due to their reliance on biomass and generators.
This product offering, initially comprising individual solar lighting and phone charging systems, has evolved towards more comprehensive and powerful solutions, such as solar kits for powering radio and TV sets on top of providing electricity, and mini-grids for communities of 200 to 500 households.
This constant expansion of the offering in off-grid energy solutions helps to meet growing needs in emerging countries.