Partner’s description

Middelkerke is a coastal municipality in West Flanders with almost 20.000 inhabitants. Middelkerke signed the Covenant of Mayors and has goals to reach about energy efficiency and renewable energy production by 2020. This project contributes to achieving that goal.

Partner’s role in the project

In Leffinge, a small village of Middelkerke, the municipality wants to install solar installations and electricity storage capacity on the roof of a heritage building, the barn of a heritage mill, build in 1871 and included in the list of architectural heritage since 2005.

The electricity that is ‘captured’ is to be used onsite (in the buildings) and also for charging points for bikes and cars. It is also investigating whether the electricity can be used for public lighting in the surrounding area of the quarter where the mill is situated.

Middelkerke will have to work with the distribution network operator Infrax for this.