Understanding high temperatures and solar power generation

The July 2019 heatwave was a period of exceptionally hot weather in Europe, breaking all-time high temperature records in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. But what about solar insolation and solar PV energy generation? The Solar Index Maps of June and July 2019 (developed with satellite resource data enhanced by 3E’s[…]


The EU connects with India on the Renewable Energy Study Tour

Picture: The Indian delegation with SolarPower Europe members and representatives (copyright: SolarPower Europe) On 11 June 2019, the European Commission organized a meeting in Brussels between SolarPower Europe’s Emerging Markets Task Force and several representatives of the Indian State energy administrations. With the aim of removing barriers to investment and engaging with local stakeholders to[…]


Providing solar and wind data for the Pacific Island States

3E has been awarded The Pacific Power Association’s contract for solar and wind irradiation measurements, in partnership with GEOSUN Africa. On 11 and 12 June, a kick-off meeting was organized in Nadi, Fiji. Representatives from the different utilities of the Pacific Island States participated in a two-day training session following the inception meeting. The objective[…]


Workshop to boost the clean energy transition of local authorities and businesses

Want to understand how local stakeholders can become powerful drivers and facilitators of a clean energy transition? Then this workshop is for you! In October 2019, Brussels will be hosting a seminar featuring different models tapping into citizens and local businesses as resources for the clean energy transition, including transition planning, community engagement and financing.[…]


How prosumers serve the Clean Energy Transition and vice versa: FutureFlow’s closing event

After 4 years spent on designing eTrading solutions for electricity balancing and redispatching in Europe, the FutureFlow project concludes with a last event showcasing the achieved results and paving the way for smart collaboration and innovations in the electrical grid sector. The FutureFlow project Started in 2016, this four-year H2020 project aimed to explore new[…]


Inauguration of Kristal Solar Park, the largest PV plant in the Benelux

On June 13th, 2019, 3E participated in the inauguration of Kristal Solar Park, the largest utility-scale solar PV project in the Benelux with an installed capacity of 99.5 MWp, entailing 303,000 solar panels over 92 Ha. From the earliest stages since the project conception, more than 2 years ago, LRM (project developer and owner) trusted[…]


Supporting the deployment of Smart Grids in Bangladesh

3E provided consultancy services to the 1st Smart Grid pilot project in Bangladesh, triggering the deployment of smart grids worldwide. 3E has been commissioned by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to support the Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC), the distribution grid operator of Dhaka in Bangladesh, in defining the requirements and functionalities of a[…]


Introducing the online & fully automated Solar Sensor Check

3E launched a new web-based tool generating instantaneous automated reports on the accuracy of your solar data sensors. According to a study carried out by iLab, 3E’s R&D department, 50% of the sensors are underestimating the yearly irradiation, possibly due to lack of calibration, incorrect alignment or lack of cleaning. Based on 3E’s extensively validated[…]


ARROWHEAD: EU’s largest project for automation and digitization in the industry

The purpose of the three-year Arrowhead Tools project is to create technology tools for the next generation of solutions in digitization and automation for the European industry. These tools will bridge the gap that currently prevents a total integration of IT and operational technology, to build large systems using the Internet of Things. The new[…]


3E anchors down in India!

In January 2019, 3E opened its official branch in India: 3E Renewable Energy Software and Services Pvt Ltd. 3E India mainly focuses on the roll out of our renewable energy asset management software platform SynaptiQ, 3E’s in-house developed technology. This platform enables solar and wind farm owners, asset managers and operators to perform advanced real-time[…]


Sustainability guidance for Belgian Pavilion Dubai competition

©BelExpo Showcasing Belgium’s expertise in eco-design From 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, about 25 million visitors are expected to attend the Expo 2020 in Dubai. Its theme being ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the fair aims to create a worldwide discussion platform acting as springboard for collaboration, creativity and innovation in terms of[…]


SynaptiQ sets sights on the German-speaking markets

As SynaptiQ is strengthening its position as one of the top hardware independent software services providers globally, its sales team is steadily growing. With the aim of reinforcing our presence on the German-speaking markets, we recently welcomed Cédric Archambeau as our new German Sales Manager. Cédric will be applying his experience in selling and managing[…]


Press release: 3E and Siconia partner up on the Spanish-speaking markets

Brussels, 09/04/2019 — 3E is proud to announce its partnership with Siconia, a Spanish independent engineering consultancy company specialized in photovoltaics. The aim of this cooperation is to strengthen both companies’ market position and to accelerate their business growth by joining their expertise, references and market access. Founded in 1999 in Brussels, 3E has become[…]


Expanding 3E’s impact in Italy

3E joins Italia Solare, the association of the Italian solar PV community, and reinforces its position on the Italian solar PV market. Italia Solare aims to be the national and international reference for sustainable development and energy independence based on the use of clean energy sources, focusing on Solar PV. 3E is committed to boost[…]


How flexible and adaptable buildings serve circular economy

The building sector is known for generating lots of waste. However, thanks to the rise of circular economy, more building or renovation projects succeed in reducing their environmental impact. An option is to develop building designs that reduce the energy and water consumption. Another way is to work on the flexibility and adaptability of those[…]