25 May 2018
On 25 May 2018, in the presence of the Wallonia Minister of Energy Jean-Luc Crucke (MR) and the Mayor of Wanze Christophe Lacroix (PS), Carmeuse in Moha has officially inaugurated the largest ground-mounted solar farm in Wallonia.
In addition to lowering its electricity cost, Carmeuse will significantly reduce its carbon footprint. Indeed, the solar farm will avoid a yearly emission of nearly 1.259 tons of CO2.
The installation of the 13,200 photovoltaic panels on a 5-hectare plot of land, has required an investment of 3.85 million euros. The financing has been made by means of a third party investment scheme. Three actors are involved in this scheme:
Solar installations for businesses have seen significant growth in the recent years. This is encouraging in view of Wallonia's ambitious renewable energy objectives for 2050. The region wants to switch to low-carbon economy, i.e. replace almost entirely the fossil fuels and nuclear power through renewable energies.Read an article of the RTBF about the inauguration (in French).