Belgium's estimated potential for PV systems is 99 GW
Post date: 26/11/2021 - 11:23
The estimated technical potential for renewable energy generation in Belgium is to be 118 GW, according to research institute Energyville, of which 99.6 GW could be installed as roof solar and 18.3 GW as onshore wind. In contrast, current installations are at 6.01 GW, of which 3.76 GW are PV rooftop systems. The region of Flanders has the highest additional PV potential with 65 GW followed by Wallonia with 30 GW and Brussels with 4.2 GW.
The assessment is based on a spatial explicit approach to account for the roof area and land requirement of decentralized electricity generation in a country where space is scarce. The study is part of the BREGILAB project which investigates how a balanced electricity system can be established in Belgium at minimal cost. Energyville is a collaboration between the Belgian research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the fields of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.