11.000 solar panels make Brussels Expo a large solar plant

Brussels Expo and photovoltaic cell provider EnergyVision put more than 11 000 solar panels into use on Monday. With a capacity of 4,7 MWp, Brussels Expo has become one of the largest solar farms in the Brussels Region. Previously, that honor was reserved for the Gare Maritime and the surrounding buildings.

The solar system’s construction took place in record time: all panels were installed and connected in less than four weeks. Quite a job, considering the complex roof structure and the fluctuating temperatures of last month.

The generated energy that Brussels Expo will not use will be sent to charging infrastructure in the area. Brussels Alderman for Climate Benoit Hellings: “Thanks to this ambitious initiative on Brussels Expo’s roofs, we are working toward a 55% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and the carbon neutrality of municipal buildings by 2040.”


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