Encouraging capacity building in emerging markets with tailored wind energy trainings

In addition to providing technical expertise to international projects with e.g. wind resource data, mapping services and site selection, 3E is holding training sessions to key stakeholders in countries such as Mali, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia. The stakeholders are governmental institutions, local utilities, private developers and educational institutions. Even though this part of the projects[…]


Energy communities: #StrongerTogether

The energy transition in response to ongoing climate change must be an effective transition, an efficient transition and a just transition. With the recent introduction of the concept of ‘energy communities’, the European Commission aims to strengthen each of these aspects. The success of such communities will, however, strongly depend on their national and regional[…]


Press release: Towards a digitalisation of the European electricity sector

In the InterConnect (Interoperable Solutions Connecting Smart Homes, Buildings and Grids) project 51 European entities are working together to develop and demonstrate advanced solutions for the digitalisation of the electricity sector. Seven large-scale pilots will be installed in seven European countries, including Belgium. The project was approved by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020[…]


3E announces new CEO

The renewable energy market entered a new era, uncovering unpredicted market growth rates and unrivalled competitiveness. Considering the importance of the sector as the major driving force in our transformation to a zero-emission society, this changing context needs to be addressed with specific measures. Since its establishment in 1999, 3E has served its customers and[…]


3E’s yearly seminar on the latest trends in renewables

3E’s yearly seminar on the latest trends in renewable energy has become a “winter classic” in the agenda of our customers and partners from the banking sector. However, following the rapidly-changing renewable energy market dynamic, we wanted to give a different flavour to this year’s seminar. So on November 26th we hosted a seminar specifically[…]


Six EU islands publish Clean Energy Transition Agendas

In the framework of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative of the European Commission, the EU Islands Secretariat launched a call for application, about a year ago, to islands willing to get technical assistance in the development of individual renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Following this, the selected islands have been working on[…]


Best Practices Guidelines 4.0: Driving excellence through the Operation & Maintenance market

The O&M sector has been under pressure throughout the last years. The continued O&M tariff reductions require more services to help contain the operational costs. A standardization of these tools is fundamental for all stakeholders who want to perform a significant change of strategy in their business in order to meet the market needs. As[…]


Digitalisation & Solar in Emerging Markets: Task Force Report

Picture: overview of the case studies discussed in the joint report presented below. As a member of SolarPower Europe’s Emerging Markets Task Force and Digitalisation & Solar Task Force, 3E is proud to share their latest joint report entitled ‘Digitalisation & Solar in Emerging Markets’. The report explores the importance of digital solar with a[…]


Conclusion of the FutureFlow H2020 project

The project The Futureflow project started in January 2016 and is ending this year. This H2020 project gathered a consortium of 12 partners, including 3E. Its goal was to explore new solutions for balancing the electricity system and managing flows in the European electricity network. FutureFlow’s members therefore studied and developed technical specifications and new[…]


The Solar Incubator: Bridging the gap between development and bankability

3E’s regional manager, Juan Luis Agarrado (first from the left), participated in Phanes Group’s Third Solar Incubator evaluation panel during the ‘Unlocking Solar Capital Africa’ conference on 17 October 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. The Solar Incubator The Solar Incubator offers support and technical know-how to help entrepreneurs overcome obstacles to realize their projects. The goal[…]


SynaptiQ and Sotecnisol: Testimony of a successful partnership

Since June 2018 Sotecnisol has been using SynaptiQ, 3E’s asset management platform. SynaptiQ has since then enabled Sotecnisol’s clients to increase performance and reduce operational costs of their solar assets. Sotecnisol is a Portuguese engineering company with more than 45 years of experience in the construction, environment, energy, water and agriculture sectors. As an O&M[…]


Test our satellite-based solar data for free 

Are you correctly assessing the value of your solar assets? Try out our satellite data service FOR FREE and see if your performance estimations truly reflect reality Historical data: Solar resource data: Evaluate the potential of a geographical point Basic historical data: Receive irradiation and generic information (wind speed, T°C, …) Expected yield: Evaluate production losses over[…]


Join us for PV Impact’s matchmaking event on “Operation & Diagnosis of PV Plants” in London

The PV Impact project is a new H2020 Coordination and Support Action developed to stimulate the private sector to spend more on PV research, development and innovation in Europe, for which 3E is actively involved as Project Partner. The first part of the project focuses on inviting companies to matchmaking events so they can make[…]


BIPVBOOST: How to lower the cost of building-integrated photovoltaic systems

Picture: At the centre, the CIS Tower in Manchester, with building-integrated photovoltaic modules As a partner of the BIPVBOOST consortium, 3E has been working on bringing down costs of multifunctional building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions and processes along the value chain, enabling the implementation of Near Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs). After 1 year, the first results[…]


DeltaQ – A.I. platform: Predictive control, better buildings

DeltaQ, 3E’s new spin-off, optimizes building controls, combining forecast data and Artificial Intelligence to match user’s needs. Predictive control, better buildings After completing the first pilot phase that started in 2017 in various large office buildings, DeltaQ will now expand internationally with its unique A.I. platform. The results are spectacular: DeltaQ’s predictive control algorithms provide[…]


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[…]