Total banking on solar products in diversification move


Total Kenya, a subsidiary of the TOTAL Group, the fourth largest Oil and Gas Company in the world is pushing its portable solar products in the Kenyan market in a diversification move.

The firm, which recently cut the prices of its S2B and S20B portable home solar products said the move was part of its efforts to promote clean energy and provide brighter, durable and healthier lighting in Kenya where only 60 percent of the population are connected to the electricity grid.

“The TOTAL Sola lanterns have greatly improved the quality of life for our customers. With nearly half of Kenya’s households not connected to the electricity grid and depending on alternative sources of lighting, our range of lanterns fill this void with cleaner and environmentally-friendly renewable energy without any running costs,” said Total Kenya Marketing Manager Alban Tarneaud.

He said the firm has expanded its range of TOTAL Sola to include S300, S20B, S2B and the D30 solar home system, all of which are available at all the TOTAL service stations and other authorized-distributor outlets countrywide.

the firm cut the by about eight percent on S2B to Kshs 770 down from Kshs 850 and nine percent discount on S20B at Kshs 990 down from Kshs 1,090.

The promotion ends February 28, this year.

The TOTAL Sola range provides between four hours to 100 hours of uninterrupted lighting thus saving customers the need to spend on candles, open-flame lanterns, batteries or even generators at no extra cost.