Belgium

Belgium may add up to 18 GW of solar by 2040

Belgian grid operator Elia expects solar could reach 11.6 GW by 2030, especially if distributed generation and storage begin to see strong development.

imec, Panasonic develop highly conductive solid nanocomposite electrolyte

The Belgian research institute and the Japanese electronics group say they have developed a solid nanocomposite electrolyte with a lithium ion conductivity several times greater than in its liquid equivalent.

Ikea expands PV module offering to Belgium

Belgium becomes the fifth country worldwide where the Swedish furniture retailer is to sell solar panels after the UK, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Belgium’s Flanders region raises 2020 targets for solar and wind

Because biomass is not performing as expected, the Belgian Flemish-speaking region has raised by one third its EU targets for solar and wind, and has improved investment conditions for commercial and industrial PV.

Belgium: Wallonia publishes new incentive levels for Qualiwatt program

Under the Qualiwatt program, homeowners operating a rooftop PV system of up to 10 KW are entitled to have a deduction on their power bill that is proportionate to the household income.

Imec hits 23.9% efficiency on 4cm² tandem perovskite/silicon module

Belgian research institute Imec has achieved a conversion efficiency of 23.9% on a perovskite/silicon tandem module measuring 4 square centimeters. This efficiency level, according to Imec, represents the first time such a stacked configuration has outperformed a standalone silicon solar cell.

Belgian region of Flanders plans fiscal incentive for community solar and wind projects

The Minister of Energy of the Flanders hopes that another 6.4 million solar modules can be installed in the region under his mandate until 2020.

Belgium: Wallonia’s PV system owners to pay grid-fee starting from 2020

The energy regulator of the Belgian French-speaking region has announced the grid-fee will come into force in 2020, and not in 2019 as previously planned. PV systems operators are expected to pay an annual fee ranging from €330 to €560.

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Belgian region of Flanders sees first MW-sized PV project come online after revision of incentive program in 2013

A 2.2 MW rooftop PV array was installed on Nike’s distribution center in Ham. The facility will cover up to 15% of the building’s energy needs.

Belgium: Flanders sees new PV installations almost double so far this year

Once a leading solar market, the Belgian macro-region of Flanders keeps showing signs of robust growth in new installations in the first five months of this year, after installing 103 MW of solar in 2016.