The consumer as the guardian of the power system: The FutureFlow project

The FutureFlow project is now fully engaged and progressing at full speed. 12 partners from 8 different countries are dealing with the challenges of a modern power system where consumers, equipped with state-of-the-art devices, are no longer ordinary consumers, but also produce electricity. They become active players in the power system’s security. Like guardians of[…]


SynaptiQ Wind connects 200 additional wind turbines: Enhanced performance monitoring with hands-on field experience

The expansion of wind asset portfolios on a global level, the size of turbines, the heterogeneity of brands and models within each asset is rapidly increasing the costs related to operations and maintenance and causing investors to focus on the minimization of downtimes. The use of an independent performance monitoring software plays a key role[…]


SolarPower Europe and 3E reveal brand new European Solar Map

SolarPower Europe unveils SolarPower Live Map on solar’s brightest day Brussels, 21 June 2017 – On the year’s longest and brightest day, SolarPower Europe, launched the most dynamic and accurate tool for real-time mapping of solar power generation in Europe. The SolarPower Live Map was made in collaboration with 3E, SMA and SolarPower Europe and[…]


How do PV financial models currently deal with technical assumptions and risks?

The International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme publishes a new report co-authored by 3E on PV performance and reliability.. Quality and reliability of PV systems was at the core of discussions during this year’s Intersolar Europe fair in Munich. While the PV market grew significantly in the last years, the achievement of long-term reliability[…]


Digitalization and servicification of the building industry

3E brought a clear message to REALTY and the EHPA’s DecarbHeat Forum: The digitalization of the building industry will rapidly cause a servicification of the entire sector, both for technology providers as well as real estate developers. In the past, main economic revolutions often occurred when new energy regimes coincided with new ways of communication.[…]


The solar bankability project: Read the final report

Best practice guidelines for risk identification, assessment and mitigation The Solar Bankability project aims to contribute to the reduction of the risks associated with investments in sustainable energy projects. The project results should increase trust from investors, financers and insurance companies. The project was called to existence to establish a common practice for professional risk[…]


Brussels leading the way in sustainable urban design

Brussels has the ambition to become a model for sustainable development, aiming to meet the related societal challenges specific to a contemporary city-region. Therefore, the Brussels-Capital Region has developed several courses of action involving all areas of life In a Region that is facing rapid demographic growth, having a deficiency in low-cost housing, affordable and[…]


Acquiring different renewable energy projects on different continents

Advising CGN Europe Energy on wind and solar acquisitions 3E has successfully advised CGN Europe Energy (CGNEE) during the acquisition of the Estinnes wind farm, the largest onshore wind project in Belgium (81MW). The project, commissioned in 2009, was owned by the Belgian developer/operator Windvision, who will continue operating the project. The first phase of[…]


SynaptiQ’s independent reference model outperforms classic PV monitoring

SynaptiQ’s embedded expected yield model simulates each PV plant from array to inverter up to grid connection. The simulation is realised by taking into account component data sheet specifications, the detailed system design parameters and actual meteorological data. In this way, we provide a full independent reference of expected system behaviour for benchmarking string and inverter[…]


Solar Bankability final workshop – Download the presentations

In February, the Solar Bankability consortium held its final public workshop in Brussels. The consortium was coordinated by EURAC, partnered with SolarPower Europe, 3E, Accelios Solar and TUV Rheinland. As the costs of PV systems have dropped with more than 70% since 2008 and the cost of generation will keep declining, supported by economies of[…]


Providing technical advisory services for Alcazar Energy in the META region

Alcazar Energy is a Dubai-based independent power producer focused on renewable energy generation across the META region (Middle East, Turkey and Africa). Their mission is the development, acquisition and operation of renewable energy projects with a focus on Solar PV and onshore Wind. Created in February 2014, the company has the objective to assist in[…]