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ERA-NET on Solar Electricity for the Implementation of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 321571

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 284 101,34

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 987,77

Coordinated by:

NET NOWAK ENERGIE & TECHNOLOGIE AG

Switzerland

Objective

The goal of SOLAR-ERA.NET is to undertake joint strategic planning, programming and activities for RTD and innovation in the area of solar electricity generation, i.e. photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). Joint activities, namely joint calls, are defined for key topics and priorities in accordance with the Solar Europe Industrial Initiative (SEII) based on the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and its related Implementation Plans for PV and CSP.

The network's activities will primarily involve the launching of joint calls for RTD proposals by national and regional RTD and innovation programmes. In order to define and support best joint activities, strategic information exchange and use of implementation tools will be carried out among the network participants and associates from key stakeholder groups.

As the largest European network ever - with 19 partners from 18 countries and regions - in the solar power field, SOLAR-ERA.NET will involve more than 20 RTD and innovation programmes dealing with PV and CSP. This high level of involvement of most relevant stakeholders will provide excellent outreach and coordination needed for an efficient and coherent approach in the highly diverse and versatile RTD landscape.

The EC funding (for the ERA-NET project) shall be multiplied by a factor of 50 in the form of joint calls. These joint calls for RTD and innovation topics in PV and CSP shall result in a total funding volume by the participating programmes of at least 50 MEUR. Assuming an average leverage factor of associated funding by industry and research of 2,5, this shall lead to the mobilisation of at least 125 MEUR in joint projects.

SOLAR-ERA.NET will thus contribute to reach the objectives of the SEII, namely boosting the development of the PV and CSP sector beyond “business-as-usual”, and of the ERA-NET, namely enhancing cooperation between the national/regional programming stakeholders at European level.

Coordinator

NET NOWAK ENERGIE & TECHNOLOGIE AG

Address

Waldweg 8
1717 St Ursen

Switzerland

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 719 428,87

Administrative Contact

Stefan Nowak (Dr.)

Participants (19)

FEDERAL DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 19 260

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 343 565,79

INNOVAATIORAHOITUSKESKUS BUSINESS FINLAND

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 151 610

AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 69 719

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 42 977

SERVICE PUBLIC DE WALLONIE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 57 245

AGENTSCHAP VOOR INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE

Belgium

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 48 150

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 39 483

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 76 590,10

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 42 939,21

The Technology Strategy Board

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 57 394,80

IDRYMA EREVNAS KAI KAINOTOMIAS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 47 047,40

REGIONE PUGLIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 33 393,63

Regione Sicilia

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 39 376

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER KLIMASCHUTZ, UMWELT, ENERGIE, MOBILITAET, INNOVATION UND TECHNOLOGIE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 33 907,23

KLIMA - UND ENERGIEFONDS

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 53 716,11

STATENS ENERGIMYNDIGHET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 41 366,63

FONDS FLANKEREND ECONOMISCH EN INNOVATIEBELEID

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 82 818

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 321571

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 284 101,34

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 987,77

Coordinated by:

NET NOWAK ENERGIE & TECHNOLOGIE AG

Switzerland