Solar energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources. As photovoltaic technology advances and production costs decrease, Shell is incorporating solar energy into its portfolio as customer choice drives the shift toward decentralised electricity.
As we prepare for a lower carbon future, Shell is expanding our solar power generation capability by investing in the development and operation of long-term commercial and industrial solar projects.
Turning towards the sun
We are using more solar power at our own sites. This includes our offices, retail sites, distribution terminals, refineries and offshore installations.
Solar energy at home
Shell is also investing in residential solar energy storage. We recently acquired sonnen, a company which allows households to generate and store solar energy in their own homes.
Shell has two major solar platforms:
- Silicon Ranch is one of the largest independent solar power producers in the US.
Cleantech SolarCleantech Solar is a solar developer that finances, constructs and operates solar projects in India and Southeast Asia.
Our activities focus on two core areas. The first is electricity: generating, buying and selling it and supplying it directly to our customers. The second is new fuels for transport such as hydrogen and biofuels. Find out more about our activities.