Total has acquired 2.2 GW of solar project pipeline along with 600 MW of battery storage projects, all of which are located in the state of Texas in the United States. The projects include four large-scale solar projects, each with co-located battery energy storage systems. These are located in industrial areas close to Houston that have high demand for electricity.

The construction for two of the projects in expected to start towards the end of 2021 and all projects are expect to be commissioned between 2023 and 2024. Total will pay Sunchase and MAP Energy in instalments over time as the projects are developed.

Total will sign a corporate power purchase agreement for 1 GW of power sourced from this solar project. This will help meet the electricity consumption of its operated industrial sites in the United States. This includes its Port Arthur refining and petrochemicals platform as well as La Porte and Carville petrochemical sites.

Recently, Total announced that it has engaged in a joint venture with 174 Power Global to develop 1.6 GW in the United States. Total’s gross power generation capacity worldwide was around 12 GW at the end of 2020, out of which 7 GW was made up of renewable energy. Total has an overall objective of reaching 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources by 2025 and adding 10 GW per year afterwards to get to net zero emissions by 2050.