SK Energy said Nov. 20 its solar power facilities will begin commercial operations in the upcoming months as the company further expands its presence in the environment-friendly energy market.
The company said its truck service station in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, will produce electricity from solar panels on parking lots by the end of this year. The facility will have an annual capacity of 1.4 gigawatts of electricity, according to the company.
SK Energy has been installing solar panels at its gas stations and service stops since July under a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Energy Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The company plans to expand such solar power facilities nationwide using its infrastructure.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)