Höganäs in Belgium has begun a new large-scale solar project.
Höganäs in Belgium has begun a new large-scale solar project.

Höganäs in Belgium has begun a new large-scale solar project that involves the installation of almost 30,000m2 of solar panels.

‘With this project, we strengthen our commitment to energy efficiency, renewable energies and the reduction of our environmental footprint,’ said Vincent Rasneur, general manager. ‘This green energy helps us contribute to Höganäs’ goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 30% by 2026 and being climate neutral by 2045.’

According to the company, it is aiming for carbon neutrality in 2045 by reducing emissions by in-creasing energy efficiency, using more recycled materials to reduce upstream emissions and in-creasing the use of renewable energies. The newly opened solar plant will produce 5,494 MWh, of which 4,780 MWh will be self-consumed, covering 20% of the site's needs, Höganäs says.

Höganäs is also planning a plant screen with 900 indigenous honey plants and a 1,000m2 bed of wildflowers for insects and birds and will install a flock of about twenty sheep to maintain the lawn around the panels.

This story uses material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.