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Innovation in Construction : Mission Possible

The construction sector is confronted with a variety of challenges: keeping housing affordable, guaranteeing high levels of comfort and convincing architectural quality, maintaining margins, optimizing the construction process to respect tight plannings, meeting ecological requirements, etc. In order to meet all these constrains, innovation is key. As introduced in a former news item, 3E participates in[…]

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Bringing sustainability to the House of Parliament in Namur

Situated on a historical site, the « Maison des Parlementaires » of Namur (Belgium) ensures a smooth integration with its surroundings by extending the neighbourhood’s existing frame, conserving historical buildings and facades and providing views to green roofs from the heights of the Citadelle. Conserving and upgrading these historical buildings has helped to promote high sustainable[…]

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Meet us at Solar Solutions!

Solar Solutions Int. is the largest commercial platform for solar energy in the Netherlands and Belgium. The event offers a networking platform for wholesale companies, importers and manufacturers of solar panels, inverters, cabling, monitoring systems, storage systems, mounting systems, solar collectors and other solar energy related products and services. On thursday 22/03, Werner Coppye –[…]

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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[…]