Tenesol advised that it had completed its 750th delivery of an off-grid solar system to the oil and gas industry in the Middle East. Since 2004, the company has worked with the region’s oil and gas operators to deliver the systems, which are used for powering security equipment, wellhead systems for cathodic protection, monitoring equipment and control systems along pipelines. Although the company did not divulge the specific size of its most recent delivery, it did note that past deliveries have ranged in size from 2kWp to 372kWp.
“Providing sustainable energy solutions for off-grid equipment is now a major part of the oil and gas industry,” says Jacques Mathan, export sales manager at Tenesol. “As oil prices rise and climate change continues the need for alternative energy solutions increases. The suitability of solar energy’s capabilities in the oil and gas industry, combined with the Middle East’s ideal climate, means this is a fast expanding market.”