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Solving the documentation dilemma of solar asset managers

SynaptiQ now integrates seamlessly with SMARTdoc, one of the most advanced document management systems on the market. Maintaining your solar asset repository (intervention reports, invoices, contracts, financial reports, etc.) in a hierarchical structure seems always doomed to fail. SMARTdoc however brings a fully tag-based document repository that allows performing full-text search, OCR functionality, auto-tagging features,[…]

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Join the ETIP’s conference on the quality & sustainability of PV systems

European Technology & Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics Conference on the QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF PV SYSTEMS – 3 May 2018: BIP, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Save the date for the ETIP’s next conference, focusing on the quality and sustainability of PV systems. Dr. Achim Woyte (currently developing our new product, the PV Health[…]

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SynaptiQ monitoring The Netherlands’ largest single roof solar project

On November 20th 2017, the largest single roof solar power project in the Netherlands was put into operation. A total of 15,318 solar panels were installed at the Rhenus Contract Logistics distribution centre in Eindhoven, generating more than 4,000 MWh annually. In order to guarantee lifetime performance optimisation, the developer KiesZon chose SynaptiQ, as its[…]

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3E advises Colam Entreprendre on its investment in Akuo Energy

In November 2017, Colam Entreprendre acquired stakes in Akuo Energy, providing the support of a first-class new partner to give Akuo Energy the means to achieve its ambitious goals. Colam Entreprendre is a private family-owned company and the founding shareholder of Sonepar, the world’s number one B2B distributor of electrical products, solutions and related services.[…]

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How can real estate developments facilitate the energy transition for transport?

3E has always pioneered in the energy transition for sustainable buildings & sites and participated in paving the way for Smart Cities, including transport. One way of facilitating the energy transition is linked to the transition to Electric Vehicles. An important challenge lies with the car manufacturers and dealers. However, real-estate developers can also contribute[…]

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PV performance verification meets Big Data

SynaptiQ, 3E’s portfolio performance monitoring platform, manages over 7000 parks and thus processes vast amounts of operational data, communicating with a community of specialized software services based on flexible and standardized interfaces. Next to the management of operational data, 3E is committed to invest in the analysis of this data by developing tools designed to[…]

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Read the O&M best practices guidelines v2.0

3E is a proud contributor of Solar Power Europe’s O&M best practices guidelines – version 2.0. Building on the successful first edition published in June 2016, the second version incorporates even more industry experience, delivering a comprehensive document and a forward-looking vision for the O&M market. The new Guidelines bring forward extended industry experience and[…]

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White Paper: Combining pyranometer and satellite irradiance data for utility-scale solar parks

Solar professionals use more and more satellite derived irradiation data in both utility solar parks and in small installations, as they are easy to acquire, have a very high availability, and provide a high time resolution & spatial coverage. When comparing the maintenance needed with on-site measurement devices, satellite derived irradiation data are often used[…]

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Artificial intelligence improves comfort and cuts energy costs in buildings

3E launched SynaptiQ Building (http://www.3e.eu/synaptiq-building/), an AI software that uses self-learning algorithms to automatically steer energy systems in buildings. The software anticipates weather forecasts, energy prices, user behaviour and changing building characteristics. It acts as an intelligence layer on top of the existing Building Management System (BMS), optimising HVAC parameters. One of the clients to[…]

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Driving operational excellence in asset management in India

On the 20th of September 2017, 3E and WISE Energy organised a workshop during the largest renewable energy fair in the Asia-Pacific region. The workshop focused on the international best practices in solar & wind asset management and provided a platform to share European and African solar & wind experiences with the Indian business community. The event was part of[…]

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Improving aggregator business models to speed up flexibility

The BestRES project investigates ways to improve business models of aggregators across Europe with focus on 9 target countries : the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Cyprus. In close cooperation with aggregators in each of those countries, improved aggregator Business Models were developed during 2017. As a key result, the following[…]

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Energy storage: The game-changer for renewable energy

Energy storage has earned a place as a crucial technology in the energy transition. The long-awaited drop in storage system prices in general – and batteries in particular – has been warmly welcomed by the players who understand the flexibility this technology provides to the grid and the system. With global policies aiming for decarbonisation, storage is becoming[…]

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The growing importance of life cycle assessments for buildings

As circular economy gains importance in the building sector, the environmental impact of building products becomes an additional design driver for buildings or urban developments. Measuring the environmental impact of a product, system or building during its entire lifetime – generally described as a Life Cycle Assessment or LCA – is making its way to[…]

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Financing Ambitious Local Climate Objectives

Implementing ambitious local climate action plans is paramount in the fight against climate change. While sheer aggregated investment volume contained in these plans can contribute meaningfully to the economy, the lack of a comprehensive funding solution undermines their realisation. The FALCO (Financing Ambitious Local Climate Objectives) project, addresses this problem by developing a financing solution[…]