Three Belgian primary schools install solar panels through 2IMPREZS

10 May 2021 - Published by Debbie Glen
Thanks to technical support during the 2IMPREZS Energy Challenges, three primary schools of Mol, Belgium have installed solar panels. The solar panels will produce 43,000 kWh of electricity annually, which equates to the electricity consumption of approximately 12 households.

In the past, the directors and board of three primary schools of Mol—VBS Millekemol, VBS Wezel Keiheuvelstraat and VBS Wezel Sportlaan—had already considered installing solar panels at their schools, but they were hesitant. Luckily, in 2019, 2IMPREZS entered the picture.

Through the Interreg North Sea Region 2IMPREZS project, the schools launched a technical and educational support trajectory starting in September 2019. One of the first steps VBS Millekemol took in the technical support trajectory was ordering an energy audit, which resulted in the prioritisation of the installation of solar panels—any doubts the director and board had about installing solar panels were clarified, thanks to this initiative. As a result, an installation of 19.8 kWp (equalling a yearly production of 18,810 kWh) was installed in November 2020.

VBS Wezel Keiheuvelstraat and VBS Wezel Sportlaan, who also entered the 2IMPREZS Energy Challenges in 2019, updated their past feasibility studies for solar panels as a result of the project. Accordingly, in November 2020 an installation of 19.84 kWp (equalling a yearly production of 18,535 kWh) was installed at VBS Wezel Keiheuvelstraat, and an installation of 5.12 kWp (equalling a yearly production of 5,222 kWh) VBS Wezel Sportlaan.


More information about this exciting, energy-saving initiative can be found at  https://sgkombo.be/nieuwsitem_zonnepanelen.html.