In addition to direct financial incentives, the Government to the Brussels-Capital Region awards Green Certificates (GC) to all renewable energy producers.
The number of GC granted is directly proportional to the CO2 savings made by the installation compared to a benchmark. In order to assure their selling, all electricity suppliers in the Brussels-Capital Region must purchase an annual quota of green certificates proportional to the volume of electricity they sell on the Brussels market.
The new scheme (July 2011) is designed to assure the private installation pays for itself in less than 7 years. This has led to the development of more and more installations of solar panels in Brussels, especially large ones.
A new order from 2012 defines a growing trend of green electricity production from 1.4% in 2011 to reach at least 12% by 2025.