BELGIUM: aleo solar AG announced growing demand for its modules for commercial rooftop solar power facilities in Belgium. In October, two solar power plants rated at 350 KW and more than 500 KW respectively went online in Flanders. Many more orders are already in the pipeline for the year 2010.
Over 2,300 aleo S_18 modules have now been installed in Wondelgem (province of East Flanders) by aleo's partner Ceratec (www.ceratec.be). The 500-kilowatt facility is expected to produce around 450,000 kilowatt-hours annually. It will be operated by an infrastructure, soil remediation and recycling company.
In Beernem (province of West Flanders), aleo's partner Prosolar (www.prosolar.be) has installed 1,550 aleo S_18 modules with a total rated output of 350 kilowatts. Inverters were also supplied by aleo solar. The rooftop power plant generates clean solar energy for a specialist molded parts business.
"The reliability and quality of aleo modules assures high yield for many decades to come," comments Laurens Vogelaers, CEO of Prosolar. "This ensures the profitable operation of the solar plant for the company."
aleo solar AG has been active in the Belgian photovoltaics market for several years now and also maintains a local sales office. Thanks to attractive feed-in subsidies that vary from region to region, levels of installed solar power are growing steadily. One can also observe a trend towards mid-sized rooftop installations for commercial use. However, Belgium is also installing premium modules from aleo solar in both smaller and larger rooftop facilities.