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Facilitating the energy transition for European islands

Islands have specific needs and challenges when it comes to their energy supply and their transition to renewable energy sources and technologies. Furthermore, their geographic situation and climatic conditions set them apart and clearly puts forward the need for a specific approach and structural policies. This ascertainment has encouraged the European Commission to develop the[…]

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TÜV Rheinland confirms the excellent quality of 3E’s Satellite-based irradiation data

TÜV Rheinland has validated and qualified as excellent 3E’s satellite derived solar irradiation data over 35 meteo stations in Germany. Over 215 complete years (1-14 years per stations between 2005 and 2017) of high quality data from 35 public meteo stations in Germany were used for the validation. The high accuracy from the results over[…]

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Turkish offshore wind opportunities

On 12/07/2018, 3E held an offshore wind energy workshop in İstanbul together  with WindEurope and the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB). The Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources will initiate a tender focusing on the implementation of Turkey’s first offshore wind park (1200 MW). Together with WindEurope and the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB), 3E organised[…]

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Join the BestRES project in Vienna for the European Utility Week

Aggregators should be intermediaries to put “Consumers at the heart of the Energy Union”. Currently, aggregators are mostly acting for large scale and industrial consumers. Consumers do not have means to trade directly in the energy markets and require the services of an aggregators. Aggregation service providers are therefore central players for the participation of[…]

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White Paper – Satellite-based irradiation data: The new market standard

In 2017, 3E introduced a new satellite-based irradiation data source that makes use of the most advanced Cloud Physical Properties (CPP) models available today (https://solardata.3e.eu). Through the use of underlying cloud models considering the physical properties of the clouds, 3E has significantly improved the accuracy of the satellite-based irradiation data. Moreover, extensive validation results have[…]

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Kristalpark: The largest utility-scale solar PV project in the Benelux

Begin 2017, LRM (an investment company that develops and stimulates economic growth in the Belgian province of Limburg) and the city of Lommel were looking for a technical advisor for the detailed design and the permit application for the Kristal Solar Park, the largest utility-scale solar PV project in the BENELUX. The project of ca.100MWp[…]

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Press release: SMA and 3E take PV monitoring to the next level

As the energy landscape is evolving, SMA and 3E are paving the way for independent energy monitoring & management platforms. The solutions from both companies will be directly connected: 3E’s SynaptiQ will be directly accessible through SMA’s new ennexOS Internet of Things platform for energy management. Brussels, 18/06/2018 – As a global leader in PV[…]

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Assessing Kenya’s wind potential

The government of Kenya has commissioned the 3E-Eunivy consortium to perform a comprehensive analysis of their large portfolio of ongoing wind measurement campaigns across the country. This initiation from the ministry of energy is part of Kenya’s ambitious energy vision to increase the national electricity generation capacity to 12GW by 2024 from the existing 2.3GW.[…]

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‘Solar sharing’ and the right for collective self-consumption

Self-consumption is a strong driver in the revenue model of rooftop photovoltaic systems, and the lack of it could be a deal breaker for specific solar projects. In March 2018, 3E presented solutions through the concept of ‘collective self-consumption’ and a ‘transfer-of-energy’ in the Flemish parliamentary energy commission. The concept can be exemplary for policies[…]

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Solar Index Maps: A darker month of April for several countries in the sub-Saharan region

Every month we take a look at the irradiation on the European and African continent with the help of our latest solar data tool: The Solar Index Maps. The Solar Index Map uses 3E’s Solar Data Services and generates detailed maps showing the percentage difference between the solar resource during the period of interest (in[…]

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Expression Of Interest: Met masts – Wind Mapping Pakistan

80m lattice masts and components (measurement equipment) In the framework of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) project on wind resource assessment for Pakistan, implemented by the World Bank, 12 fully IEC 61400-12-1 compliant met masts were installed in different regions of Pakistan. The masts and equipment have been installed by an experienced local company[…]