Wednesday 09 November 2011
Alken-Maes places sustainable entrepreneurship high up on the agenda
Recently the Alken brewery has put a solar energy system into service. The plant comprises 6.000 solar panels with a joint capacity of 1.463 kWp. This investment makes part of a broader Alken-Maes project concerning corporate social responsibility. Among other objectives it focuses on energy-efficient production. The solar panels deliver an annual production of 1.338 MWh – the mean energy consumption of about 440 families. Adding this to the yield of a cogenerator plant commissioned in 2009, the Alken brewery now takes care of a quarter of its own electricity consumption. With these plants Alken-Maes hosts the largest solar energy system of any brewery in Europe.
Monday 07 November 2011
SolarAccess, a company specializing in the development and construction of solar power systems on industrial roofs, has provided solar panels for the largest pitched roof in Belgium. This roof belongs to Betafence, the world market leader in fencing, access control and detection systems.
This involves a total of 4,444 panels on the south side of the roof, which is one of the largest pitched roofs in the world, and another 4,719 panels on a large adjoining flat roof.