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Solar Heat Integration Network

Objective

Large solar heating systems are decisive to cover a major part of European low temperature heat demand by solar energy and therewith to meet European policy aims. However, today only a negligible share of solar heating systems installed in Europe are large units due to manifold technical and socio-economic obstacles. The challenge of solar thermal technology and the overall objective of the proposed initial training network is to supply heat in larger solar heating systems for applications like industrial processes, to feed-in into district heating networks, or sorption drying and cooling. The obstacles will be approached with an innovative inter-disciplinary consortium, including 13 PhD students. Six universities and five private sector participants from six different European countries will provide research and training in cooperation with four associated partners from the private sector. The SHINE project will cover detailed new experimental material-, component- and system studies, system integration analysis and numerical optimization, as well as chemical investigations on storage materials. A close cooperation with industry will ensure fast exploitation of the results. With the SHINE network, the critical mass of PhD students will be gathered on a European level to offer a specialized and structured PhD course programme of large solar heating systems. After the end of SHINE, the key course modules will be offered as a standard curriculum of European PhD education in solar thermal in the long term.
The SHINE students will face excellent job perspectives, they will have a sound background in energy economics and complementary skills, regarded as important skills to reach a break through of solar thermal technology.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 050 449,96
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Reinhard (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

FSAVE SOLARTECHNIK GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 097,27
Address
Weserstrasse 9
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Heinzen (Mr.)
HOGSKOLAN DALARNA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 925,15
Address

791 88 Falun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Bales (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 295 579,46
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simon Furbo (Mr.)
AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 249 001,72
Address
Feldgasse 19
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margaretha Spencer (Mrs.)
HSR HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK RAPPERSWIL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 257 086,94
Address
Oberseestrasse 10
8640 Rapperswil
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elimar Frank (Dr.)
VELA SOLARIS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 254 886,95
Address
Stadthausstrasse 125
8400 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Witzig (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 252 301,73
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Streicher (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 281,62
Address
Carretera De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07122 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Garcias (Dr.)
SAMPOL INGENIERIA Y OBRAS S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 081,62
Address
Calle Gremio Boneteros 48
07009 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María Calafat Ramírez (Dr.)
STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 868,88
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Drueck (Dr.)