Solar energy

As a major producer of renewable energy in Belgium, ENGIE aims to take the lead in the transition to a zero-carbon future. The business is helping its private customers, businesses and local governments make the transition to a zero-carbon future easily and in a cost-effective manner. The broad range of services focusing on the installation of solar panels for private individuals and businesses is a clear expression of this ambition.

The energy sector is going through a far-reaching transformation. Solar energy is one of the most promising technologies for realising this transformation; not just because it is one of the cheapest ways to produce energy but also due to the huge potential it offers for generating electricity.

According to Elia, Belgian photovoltaic capacity could reach 18 GW by 2040. This would mean that 17% of Belgian's electricity consumption would be covered and our country’s annual CO2-emissions would be reduced by almost 7 million tons, which equates to the emissions from 3.5 million diesel lorries.


ENGIE SUN4BUSINESS is the solar energy range aimed at Belgian businesses, via a third-party investment model. Businesses do not have to invest in the project. ENGIE invests in the installation. The company benefits from locally produced electricity at an attractive price and becomes the owner of the installation, for no further fee, after 10 years.

ENGIE already has an installed capacity of 88 MW today at various customers such as Bpost, MaBru (Early Market) and ULB and is targeting 300 MW by 2030. Part of this is financed by the system of third-party investors.

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Corporate PPA: het groene stroomleveringscontract voor bedrijven

Als grootste producent van hernieuwbare energie in België zet ENGIE zich in om de transitie naar een koolstofneutrale economie te versnellen. Energie-intensieve bedrijven nemen steeds meer initiatieven om hun koolstofuitstoot te verminderen. ENGIE ondersteunt hen hierin en biedt hun tal van oplossingen aan om hun duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen te halen. Een van deze oplossingen is het groene stroomleveringscontract, ofwel de corporate Power Purchase Agreement of PPA.

Umicore signs renewable electricity PPAs with ENGIE and Axpo to power two of its largest sites worldwide

Umicore has signed two separate long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), with ENGIE and Axpo to source renewable electricity from offshore and onshore wind turbines in Belgium. These agreements will cover more than half of the electricity demand from Umicore’s Belgian sites and help the Group achieve its objective to be carbon neutral by 2035.
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A sunny future for Umicore in Bruges thanks to ENGIE's new solar panel installation

At the end of 2019, the Umicore site in Bruges was fitted with 1943 solar panels, to produce an output of 660 kWp. This prevents 274 tons of CO2 per year. The solar panels were financed by ENGIE Sun4Business and installed by Eoluz.
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