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A new tool to assess the introduction of renewable energy sources
3E designed a new tool to assess the Feasibility of Renewable Energy production in small buildings (less than 1000 m²).
The tool, designed in Python will run on any type of computer and OS. It is linked to the EPB tool and to a database owned by SPW (Service Public de Wallonie).
Each scenario built by the EPB responsible will assess technical & economic feasibility of a range of Renewable Energy Sources : Solar hot water systems, PV, biomass heating, air-water heat pump, ground source heat pump, cogeneration)
In a first step the tool assess renewable technologies which could be implemented on site, based on a set of qualitative criteria (e.g. roof orientation, heat consumption, storage room, distance from a heat network…)
As illustrated below, the EF tool is user friendly and respects the lay-out and logic of the EPB tool.
For technologies which look feasible, the EF tool calculates the overhead costs, the return on investment, the primary energy and CO2 saved by each renewable solution compared to the reference case calculated in the EPB tool.
Potentially feasible renewable energy systems are pre-sized (collector area, installed capacity, thermal output, storage size…).
Financial, energy and CO2 indicators of each solutions are compared between them and with the EPB reference case in clear and simple graphs.
Last but not least, the tool generates a feasibility audit report in PDF format, summarizing the basic assumptions, the calculation methodology and of course, the results.
Background figures (primary energy factor, CO2 emission factor, energy prices, material and installation costs, discount rate etc…) are either extracted from the EPB file uploaded by the user or from a dedicated database put in place and updated by the Walloon General Operational Direction for urban planning, housing, heritage and energy (SPW-DGO4).
The tool and database related will be freely available on SPW’s energy portal from April 2015 onwards.
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1st Project Workshop, Wednesday 19th November 2014
Explore how new models and tools can improve the performance of PV systems! (…)
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18th September 2014: On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL […]
3E, together with VUB and ULB, studied the feasibility of small wind installations in Brussels for the Brussels Environment Agency. Wind measurements and financial analyses were carried out at 4 selected sites. […]
On behalf of the Burundi Association of Manufacturers (AIB) and with support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), we have just carried out the feasibility studies and preliminary design for roof-top and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic systems at 45 company/factory sites in in Burundi, mainly around the capital city Bujumbura. The feasibility study encompasses the following steps: […]
3E is a proud finalist for an Innoviris innovation prize! Please support us to win the title, vote for us here […]
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3E technical seminar for the community of Istanbul renewable energy lenders and investors […]
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Join our solar experts at the upcoming Competitive Solar Solutions for West Africa in Dakar Senegal, May 6-7, 2014. Our Senior Solar Consultant, Jérôme Crotteux will be discussing the technical assessment of infrastructure challenges on the first day of the conference. Contact us for more information or to book a meeting.
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We’ve been nominated to win the “Best of 10 years” technology award of Industrie magazine for our floating LiDAR concept, FLiDAR. Help us win and vote for us!
Seminar and networking lunch to celebrate our new London office launch, on Tuesday morning, April 8th 2014, in London […]
We will be presenting our view of PV data analysis at this event focused on the financial, administrative and technical management of photovoltaic investments in Italy in times of regulatory instability […]
The newly launched Performance Plus project will focus on system-level improvements for PV installations at design and operation phase […]
For its first investment in wind, local utility UEM relied on 3E for advisory through development of the 10 MW Allondrelle-la-Malmaison wind farm, located in the Lorraine region (France). […]
25- 26 March, San Francicso Meet Rémy Tasse, SynaptiQ Director, at Solar O&M conference. He will on the panel discussing solar PV plant performance monitoring on March 26th. Contact us to find out more about our own PV monitoring solution SynaptiQ or to set up a meeting.
Our R&D Manager, Achim Woyte, will be at the upcoming OTTI symposium, March 12-14 in Bad Staffelstein. He will be presenting latest results from the IEA PVPS research on monitoring best practices. See you there.
Experts from our wind consulting and wind research teams will be at EWEA in Barcelona, March 10-13. Contact us to set up a meeting! Or join us at our poster presentations on March 12th New microsiiting software tools CFD modelling techniques for site with different turbulence intensities Uncertainty in wind resource assessments using long-term tall […]
Join our experts in South Africa, 18-20th of February in Johannesburg. We’ll be discussing decentralized energy supply in Africa during the conference (on the 18th at 13:30) and assessing incentives for IPPs during the IPPs and PPAs workshop on February 20th.
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We’ll be happy to see you at EWEA Offshore 2013 in Frankfurt, November 19-21. Stop by the FLiDAR stand (30E100) or join our expert for the NorthSeaGrid project presentation on November 21st.
18/10/2013 in Brussels.
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3E has provided technical advisory services to the leading banks in South Africa on almost 1 GW of projects in the third REIPPPP bidding round in South Africa. […]
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Technical workshop on wind energy forecasting and meteorology
7th October 2013 at 3E in Brussels […]
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Free 3E seminar and networking lunch for developers, architects and contractors
Thursday September 12th, 2013 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm […]
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The awards recognize innovative mid to later stage cleantech companies […]
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“Offshore grids, connecting North and Baltic Sea wind farms to electricity consumers, will be substantially cheaper to build than expected. Building “hub connections” at sea instead of using cables to connect single wind farms individually to the shore will result in investment costs that are 14 billion Euros lower.” […]