An Audi car plant in Belgium is now being driven by solar panels. European solar supplier REC says nearly 10,000 panels have been installed onto the production plant’s rooftop to power Audi’s A1 model assembly lines.
Built by REC partner Eoluz, the 3.6 MW installation is expected to generate more than 3,000 MWh of green electricity every year which will be used entirely.
Guido Breens of REC Solar said: “Self-consumption directly rewards consumers’ efforts to optimise energy consumption. We at REC, see that self-consumption solar installations are on the rise in many European countries.”
Paul Minjauw, Managing Director for Eneco Solar whose parent company funded the project added: “We hope that this is the first of many milestones for companies in Belgium deciding to invest in sustainable projects.”