More than 16,000 m² of solar panels on the roofing of the Early Morning Market

Mabru, the Early Morning Market in Brussels, allowed ENGIE to install the city’s largest system of photovoltaic solar panels on its roofs. These panels, which cover more than 16,000 m² and have a capacity of around 4.2 MW, will generate more than 2 million kWh annually, representing between 25 and 30% of the electricity consumed on the site.

By exploiting the enormous roof area which the Early Morning Market in Brussels has at its disposal, this installation can supply Mabru with green, local energy.
The energy generated corresponds to the annual consumption of some 1,200 families, and means 1,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions will be avoided every year.

ENGIE Sun4Business, third-party investor solution

The project was led by ENGIE Sun4Business, a specialist in solar panels for companies in Belgium. ENGIE Sun4Business offers an all-in service through the third-party investor system:

  • The company allows its roofs to be used free of charge;
  • ENGIE Sun4Business finances the installation;
  • The locally generated energy is delivered to the company under beneficial conditions, which reduces the costs of electricity after the first year;
  • The company becomes the owner of the installation after 10 years.

ENGIE Fabricom’s role

  • Installation of the solar panels
  • Maintenance