22 Jun 22

Charge EVs using Solar energy

Charge EVs using Solar energy

Belgian motorists will soon be able to charge their electric vehicle using solar energy.

EDI, Belgium’s primary installer of charge points for electric vehicles, has acquired solar panel installation company Go-Solar to partner with D’leteren.

D’leteren will no offer photovoltaic panels and batteries, alongside charge points for EVs to promote electro-mobility in Belgium. This means motorists can be both producers and consumers of green energy.

Denis Gorteman, CEO of D’Ieteren: "EDI's acquisition of Go-Solar is a strategic operation that will simplify the customer experience by providing a complete offer and will therefore help promote electromobility in Belgium. It will help reduce the carbon footprint of mobility and dovetails with our mission to work towards fluid and sustainable mobility for everyone."

Founded in 2008, Go-Solar is a Belgian family business renowned for its expertise in the installation of photovoltaic panels and batteries. The company, which is seeing double-digit growth, is mainly active in Flanders and aims to expand its activities throughout Belgium, more specifically by capitalising on the business potential offered by its merger with EDI.

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Authored by: Alison Pittaway