Wallonia added 120 MW of new PV systems up to 10 kW in the first 10 months of 2013
Post date: 09/01/2014
Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, had 635.5 MW of PV systems up to 10 kW installed under its Solwatt incentive program as of the end of November 2013, according to the latest report from the region’s energy authority, CWaPE. This capacity comes from 119,011 PV systems up to 10 kW that have been connected to the regional grid. Wallonia added just 288 kW of PV systems up to 10 kW in November, down from 5.8 MW in October and 10.5 MW in September. The region added 120.6 MW of new PV power in the first 10 months of 2013, down from 249.4 MW in the same period of 2012. The numbers for the last 3 months are provisional, however, and will be updated and likely increased when the statistics for December are released.
The government of Wallonia recently replaced the Solwatt green certificate scheme with a new PV program called Qualiwatt. The new scheme is only for residential customers installing PV systems up to 3 kW, however. Each of Belgium’s three regions has their own individual incentive schemes, and each region has its own regulations for solar. The Flemish-speaking region of Flanders reached 2,105 MW of installed PV capacity at the end of October 2013, while the Brussels region ended last year with just 15 MW.