Solar and wind power
In 2019, on top of the bottling building, 1,200 photovoltaic solar panels were installed. This large-scale project made it possible to cover 15% of the bottling line’s electricity consumption. Today, 80% of the electricity used on site is of renewable origin, produced by our panels as well as by the new wind turbine, erected directly on the site in 2020.
In October 2022, more than 1,000 new panels will be installed to cover a third of the consumption of the neighbouring cheese dairy.
When electricity production exceeds Chimay's needs, the electricity is fed back into the grid to supply households in the region. This strong commitment allows Chimay to avoid the emission of 1,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.