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The Hydrogen Stream: Project to produce hydrogen from waste plastic takes shape in the UK

In other news, Plug Power revealed plans to build a 35-ton-per-day green hydrogen generation plant at Belgium’s Port of Antwerp-Bruges and UK researchers developed an artificial leaf device made from bismuth oxyiodide that is able to harvest sunlight to produce hydrogen fuels.

Belgian grid operator expands network to host more solar, heat pumps, EVs

Fluvius said it wants to deploy another 30,000 kilometers of the low-voltage grid, 6,000 kilometers of the medium-voltage grid, and 22,450 distribution cabinets.


Photovoltaic sanitary water heater from Belgium

Belgian heating specialist Wanit has developed a solar water heater that purportedly reduces the cost of domestic hot water by 85%. The PV water heater solution includes a main dual tank and a solar connector that links the tank with a rooftop PV system and residential battery.


Belgium’s Flanders region allocates 57.2 MW of PV in fourth renewables auction

Belgium’s latest renewables procurement exercise resulted in final prices for PV that ranged from €0.03 ($0.0316)/kWh to €0.06/kWh.

Belgium extends VAT reduction for residential PV, heat pumps

Belgium’s federal government has decided to reduce to 6% the VAT on PV systems and heat pumps deployed on buildings erected over the past ten years. This measure was previously applied only to projects developed on buildings that were more than ten years old.


Belgium hits 7GW milestone

Belgium deployed around 850 MW of new PV systems in 2021, which is 300 MW less than in 2020 but more than what the local industry had expected.


The Hydrogen Stream: CPV-powered PEM electrolyzers for 1.2MW demo in Portugal

Fusion Fuel Green has developed a small PEM electrolyzer that will be used in a green hydrogen project in Iberia. Elsewhere, India’s Adani Group and Canada-based PEM fuel cell producer Ballard Power Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate a joint investment in the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cells for mobility and industrial applications in India.

Economic and technical feasibility of a storage-as-a-service model using second-life batteries for a commercial end-user

As part of the EU Horizon 2020 CIRCUSOL project, Belgian PV installer and investor Futech investigated the technical and economic feasibility of integrating a second-life battery storage system at an existing 2MW solar plant in Belgium. The system originates from the automotive industry and was successfully commissioned in August 2021.

Eurazeo acquires 80% stake in Ikaros Solar

Through this operation, the French investment firm wants to help Ikaros Solar further develop its 300MW solar project pipeline.

Belgium has four years to replace nuclear fleet which generated 39% of its electricity in 2020

Figures released by Eurostat this week indicated the monumental task facing the renewables industry as Europe attempts to replace a power source which generated a quarter of the bloc’s electricity in 2020.


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