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Solar energy capacity growing in Brussels

20:18 13/02/2019

Although sunshine is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Brussels, the city has been rapidly increasing its solar energy capacity, new figures reveal.

The number of new solar panels installed in Brussels last year added more than 15 MWp (megawatt-peak) to the city's solar capacity, an increase of 50% from 9.4 MWp in 2017 and triple that of the 5.1 MWp in 2016.

This brings the total installed capacity of solar energy to more than 82 MWp in Brussels, and it is expected to keep on growing, since equipment and facility prices for solar energy are dropping. 

The chairman of Brussels energy regulator Brugel, Jan De Keye, said that the city will most likely surpass 100 MWp of installed capacity in 2020. 

Along with this spike in solar energy capacity, 476,084 green certificates were granted in the Brussels region last year.

You can check your home's solar energy potential with a new online map - see here for the details.

Written by Sophia Moll