Record revenues in 2018 for solar asset owners in Northern Europe

2018 was an extraordinary year in terms of solar irradiation for several Northern European countries, with more than 10% sunshine than the long-term average (P50) in many places. However, Southern European countries had a much darker year with irradiation values up to 7% lower than the average. An increase or decrease in solar index also[…]


European Policy Workshop in the framework of the BestRES project

The aim of this workshop entitled “RES Aggregators as Enablers of Prosumers and Active Market Participation” is to present some business models for aggregators, supporting prosumers engagement and their clients of decentralized Renewable Energy Sources (RES) production units. As a follow-up on the research carried out in the framework of the BestRES project, this workshop[…]


SolarPower Summit shaping the future of Europe’s energy landscape

Our company is pleased to take part to the next SolarPower Summit that will be held on 6-7 March 2019 in Brussels. Santiago Estrada, International Business Developer of 3E, will share his expertise as a panellist during a breakout session entitled ‘Latest Trends and Innovations in Solar O&M’. Participating in the SolarPower Summit, SolarPower Europe’s[…]


Rising interest for Circular Economy – How can Life Cycle Assessment tools help?

In order to help the building sector to reduce the environmental impact of buildings, the three Belgian regions (i.e. OVAM, Bruxelles Environnement and Service public de Wallonie) have recently developed a new Life Cycle Assessment tool TOTEM (short for ‘Tool to Optimise the Total Environmental impact of Materials’). As this tool allows analysing the environmental[…]


Optimizing performance of The Netherlands’ largest floating solar park

With 6,150 panels on an irrigation basin, the solar park of Lingewaard (The Netherlands) is the largest floating solar park on Europe’s mainland. The solar park generates green electricity every year for more than 600 families (over 1.8 GWh per year). The park is an initiative of the Lingewaard municipality with the aim of producing[…]


Solar energy fuelled beer

The German solar market has always been a feeding ground for remarkable and complex solar PV projects. In 2018, S-Tech Energie GmbH commissioned a 420 kWp solar rooftop installation for the Flötzinger Bräu brewery in Rosenheim (Bavaria). S-Tech Energie GmbH, based in Winhöring, Bavaria designs and constructs photovoltaic systems for both industrial, as well as[…]


Predicting solar and wind energy generation in Flanders

At the request of the Flemish Energy Agency VEA, 3E developed a new webtool to visualize the generation of renewable energy assets in Flanders. The application uses high resolution satellite-based resource data and forecasting data from 3E’s Data Services. The solar and wind resource data, combined with detailed information on installed capacity, is used to[…]


Shaping the quality of renewable energy systems in residential constructions

3E participated in developing technical specifications for renewable energy generation systems in residential constructions. Ordered by the Belgian Federal Public Service, the technical specifications are reference documents that contribute specifically to the realization of constructions following state-of-the-art criteria. These reference documents, of a normative and / or informative character, are firstly intended for prescribers and[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]