EU signs memorandum for the future of the EU Islands Initiative

< On 24 June 2020, the European Commission and 14 Member States (Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, The Kingdom of Spain and Sweden) signed the Memorandum of Split, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ensuring the future of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative. What does this mean[…]


Learn more about our research on cost-effective mesoscale simulations at the online WindEurope Technology Workshop

< From 8 to 11 June, you will have the opportunity to meet David Schillebeeckx, Wind Energy Consultant for 3E, at the online WindEurope Technology Workshop. David will present 3E’s research on ‘Cost-effective mesoscale simulations by downscaling ERA5 data’ at the virtual poster session of this event focussing on Resource Assessment & Analysis of Operating[…]


IZEN, one of Belgium’s biggest EPC and O&M companies, signing up for SynaptiQ

< Since 1987 IZEN provides renewable energy solutions and services to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company deals with the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems, next to energy storage and heat pumps. Within the years, IZEN has become one of the biggest market players in Belgium and the Netherlands. It is[…]


WEBINAR: Looking for an easy way to analyze the performance of your solar sensors?

Join our webinar on Tuesday June 9th at 10:00 (CEST) and discover our online Solar Sensor Check! Thanks to our unique automated algorithm, you can now assess if your solar sensors need recalibration or maintenance, and if your data is healthy and accurate by simply connecting to our data services website. REGISTER TO THE WEBINAR HERE No site visits needed Our[…]


How to source local, affordable, renewable energy for your company

< Because of the current uncertainty brought by the corona pandemic and the impending recession, many companies have put their sustainability actions on hold. However, today’s crisis urges more than ever to take secure, sustainable actions. With its locked-in fixed electricity rates, a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) offers strategic benefits for companies looking for[…]


Supporting Burundi in its energy transition: step one

< 3E is proud to be part of Burundi’s first utility-scale solar PV project. This project is the first grid-connected project receiving funding support from the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) and marks therefore a key milestone for the REPP. The platform was founded in 2015 thanks to funding from the UK’s International Climate Finance[…]


We are here for you, even in these exceptional circumstances

< Dear customer and business partner, At 3E our first concern is to protect our customers and our employees and maximally restrict the diffusion of the coronavirus. We are following the latest developments very closely, making sure we take all the necessary measures to ensure what matters most: our colleagues, our customers and their families.[…]


Improved PV fault diagnosis tools through self-learning algorithms, IoT sensors and automatic aerial infrared image analysis

< Today’s photovoltaic (PV) technologies are highly efficient and productive, and can last up to more than 25 years. However, continuous maintenance is needed to keep them operating at top capacity. As shown in the chart below, an estimated 30% of PV plants underperform, and current maintenance practices seem to fall short in reliably identifying[…]


Providing technical advisory for equity investment in a 43MW portfolio

Wind4Flanders P5 is a wind energy SPV established by Engie Electrabel for the development, construction and operation of wind farm projects in Flanders, Belgium. As independent technical advisor, 3E was selected by Engie Electrabel to provide guidance for a partial equity investment by an external party. With an installed capacity of 43MW, the W4F5 portfolio[…]


WindSider: Building the next-generation wind energy development platform using AI and cloud-based technologies

New Fast Track to Innovation programme funded by the European Commission 24/03/2020 – In January 2020, 3E launched the development of a next-generation AI-powered wind data platform aiming to improve wind resource assessment. This new platform addresses the need for automated, low-cost and accurate wind resource data for planning bankable wind energy projects. This breakthrough[…]



In the newsletter of last month, we introduced the concept of ‘energy communities’ as an entity of governance at the scale of the energy transition. In the context of ongoing pilot-projects for ‘local energy communities’ in Flanders, 3E participated in the second meeting of the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer (P2P), Community Self-Consumption (CSC) and Transactive[…]


Webinar: How to create a legal context boosting the clean energy transition on islands?

Don’t miss this webinar on how to create better policies for energy communities and EU islands on 27/02 at 11:00 am! The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat, of which 3E is the Technical Task Force Leader, is organising a series of free webinars aiming to support islands communities and leaders in their clean energy[…]