Beelite has installed 6000 m² of solar panels at its plant in Mouscron. This equates to 1020 solar panels, representing a capacity of 250 kWp (kilowatt peak).
Bernard Detandt, Safety & Environment Manager at Beelite, explains why the company chose to install solar panels.
"The choice of this project is part of the ecological strategy of Beelite. We want to implement a sustainable and environmentally friendly policy at the company, not only through our product range, but also by efficient and economical use of energy. Through the solar panels we convert sunlight into usable energy, and therefore minimize our environmental footprint."
Besides the ecological objective of Beelite, Bernard Detandt also discusses how to create energy from sunlight.
"Energy from solar panels is created through the capture of sunlight on crystalline surfaces. The sunlight ends up on Si-plates, where electrons are released. A fine wire structure of noble metal, causes the electron flow to leave the solar panels. The inverters convert then the direct current (DC) into usable alternating current (AC)."
Check out the installation of the solar panels at the production site of Beelite, in Mouscron.