One home per thirteen is equipped with a photovoltaic system in Belgium, which ranks the country third in the world when it comes to solar energy. By the end of 2013, Belgium was able to produce solar power of nearly 30 GW and could boast a photovoltaic surface equivalent to 3,000 football pitches.
Although other European countries, like Italy and Germany, produce more solar electricity per year than Belgium, the latter distinguishes itself from the countries above by the proportion of domestic photovoltaic installations. Fresh data concerning Belgian photovoltaic systems were published and commented on Wednesday by the Association for the Promotion of Renewable Energy (APERe).
In 2013, more than 347,000 domestic photovoltaic systems were installed in Belgium, which is a remarkable number on a global scale as well. The success of photovoltaic systems in Belgium can be explained by the existing support mechanisms which motivate people to invest in solar panels and in this way cover their own electricity consumption.
More than 7% of Belgian households are equipped with a photovoltaic system