The Zonnekaart is a website on which the Flemish people on the basis of the address can determine how suitable a roof is for solar and what the estimated cost and payback period would be. After the launch, the website immediately press consulted and the success still continues. “Tools such as the Zonnekaart, help citizens and businesses to gain insight in the feasibility of solar panels on their roof. It often turns out this is much easier and cheaper than they initially thought,” says Peeters. the
In Flanders are now approximately 375,000 roofs of solar panels with an output of more than 2.800 Megawatts. It had 90.000 installations (or almost 415 Megawatts) after the launch of the Zonnekaart placed.
What is in 2017 already being felt, showed itself even more clearly pronounced in 2018: companies, organizations and governments place in 2018 sixty percent more solar panels than the year before.
The introduced power is more than doubled in a years time: in 2018 were approximately 340 large solar projects installed for a total of more than 30 Megawatts. Also at this moment, there are a number of large projects under construction, which together accounted for more than 100 Megawatts. That is a nice evolution for 98% of all solar panels in Flanders (or 60% of the total assets) are investments of families.Huge potential
"Big projects mean big jumps forward for achieving our objectives. We are also pleased that after the families the more and more companies are going to invest in solar energy," said Lydia Peeters, which suggests that there is still a huge potential, since only 95 percent of the potential of ideal roofing is still available. "The space and surface is there, we might as well get all the use.
these investments render immediately, for the environment and for the wallet, and this is still many years. Those who are not solar panels can, over a energiecoöperatie-invest in a large solar project in the neighborhood or at work."