In the Over de Ring project, zone West, the main goal is to decrease the noise emitted by E17 and E34 road traffic with 10 dB(A). To achieve this goal, 8 meter high noise barriers are required. By equipping these screens with photovoltaic cells, they will also generate green energy for the local community. With this design, Team West is committed to an innovative, sustainable and space-efficient solution, unique in Belgium. In order to achieve the noise reduction over the territory of the entire municipality, the solar-sound-screens are supplemented with landscape-integrated green verges.
The total project comprises a capacity of 2,953 MWe and receives support from the Flemish government as an innovative renewable energy project. Construction is planned for the second half of next year.