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 has already contracted 45 MW (35 MW is already installed) to various customers, such as Bpost, MaBru (Vroegmarkt) and the ULB, and would like to cover the equivalent of 90 football fields with solar panels by 2021, 90 MW of which will be financed by the system of third-party investors.