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

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2012-RTD
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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
Address
Bundeshaus Nord
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Oberholzer (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 343 565,79
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anke Krüger (Mrs.)
INNOVAATIORAHOITUSKESKUS BUSINESS FINLAND
Finland
EU contribution
€ 151 610
Address
Po Box 69
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karin Wikman (Ms.)
AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LAMAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 69 719
Address
Avenue Du Gresille 20
49004 Angers Cedex 01
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Coudart (Ms.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 977
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Herrero (Dr.)
SERVICE PUBLIC DE WALLONIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 57 245
Address
Place Josephine Charlotte 2
5100 Jambes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Baudouin Jambe (Dr.)
AGENTSCHAP VOOR INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Koning Albert Ii-laan 35, Bus 16
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain Deleener (Mr.)
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 48 150
Address
Ul. Nowogrodzka 47A
00 695 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cezary Błaszczyk (Mr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 39 483
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muzaffer Kaan Karaöz
MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 76 590,10
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
2595 AC The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Otto Bernsen (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 42 939,21
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stathis Tselepis (Dr.)
The Technology Strategy Board
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 394,80
Address
North Star House, North Star Avenue B1
SN2 1JF Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Graham Mobbs (Mr.)
IDRYMA EREVNAS KAI KAINOTOMIAS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 47 047,40
Address
Andrea Michalakopoulou 29 A
1075 Nicosia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leda Skoufari (Dr.)
REGIONE PUGLIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 393,63
Address
Lungomare Nazario Sauro, 33
70121 Bari
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adriana Agrimi (Dr.)
Regione Sicilia
Italy
EU contribution
€ 39 376
Address
Piazza Indipendenza 21
90129 Palermo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dario Tornabene (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER KLIMASCHUTZ, UMWELT, ENERGIE, MOBILITAET, INNOVATION UND TECHNOLOGIE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 33 907,23
Address
Radetzkystrasse 2
1030 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Theodor Zillner (Mr.)
KLIMA - UND ENERGIEFONDS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 53 716,11
Address
Gumpendorfer Strasse 5
1060 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gernot Wörther (Mr.)
STATENS ENERGIMYNDIGHET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 41 366,63
Address
Gredbyvagen 10
632 21 Eskilstuna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susanne Karlsson
FONDS INNOVEREN EN ONDERNEMEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 82 818
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 35
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joahn Mels (Mr.)