Tenesol recently revealed that it had opened a new subsidiary in Brussels, Belgium, which will serve the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg regions. Jan De Rybel has been appointed to manage the new subsidiary, bringing an engineering background and renewable energy experience to position.
“The Benelux market is full of opportunity,” De Rybel stated. “Modules prices are falling and interest in the market continues to grow, even with reductions in the solar incentive scheme. Installers are very busy completing projects before the next deadline. At Tenesol, we are developing our turnkey operations and investing in new staff so we can build our market position and capitalize on the market’s potential.”
The new subsidiary has already completed its first turnkey PV system, which is being hailed as the largest private PV installation in Wallonia and the first in the region. Using 1,000 PV modules, the 250kW project was constructed on a sunshade structure for Monnaie Bays. It is expected to provide 50% of the company’s annual 500MWh energy needs while also feeding back some of the energy it produces into the local grid.
“We hope that this installation will encourage further growth of PV installations in Wallonia,” says Pascal Couneson, project manager at Monnaie Bays. “Many small to medium sized businesses in the region operate in industrial sectors and use a lot of electricity. To manage this cost over the long-term, PV technology is an ideal solution. It is a sound investment that significantly reduces our reliance on traditional power provision. It also blends in well with the landscape and improves our green credentials.”