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Research Cooperation in Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation

Research Cooperation in Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation

Objective

REELCOOP stands for REnewable ELectricity COOPeration, and will address 5 areas: photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), solar thermal (ST), bioenergy and grid integration. REELCOOP will develop decentralised (distributed) building integrated PV systems and ST/biomass micro-cogeneration systems, as well as centralised generation of electricity in hybrid solar/biomass power plants. This is in accordance with the EU SET-Plan approach of developing a European electricity grid able to integrate renewable and decentralised energy sources.
The overall aim of REELCOOP will be to significantly enhance research cooperation and knowledge creation on renewable electricity generation, involving Mediterranean partner countries (MPC), while at the same time developing and testing new renewable electricity generation systems. The proposed systems will be developed in European organisations with collaboration of MPC partners, and tested under real-life operating conditions in the MENA region, thus establishing a cooperation network amongst partner countries.
Three novel prototype systems will be developed and tested, being representative of both micro (distributed) and large (centralised) scale approaches to electricity generation: prototypes 1 and 2 are representative of typical micro-generation systems, while prototype 3 is representative of a large scale power plant on a reduced scale. The development of the 3 prototypes will also contribute to bring to the market energy efficient, renewable electricity generation systems. The environmental sustainability and economics of the prototype systems will be assessed, and the results obtained will be disseminated to industry and research, as proof-of-concept of renewable electricity generation solutions. Grid integration will also be assessed. The prototype systems will have a great potential for exploitation/commercialization. The commercialisation of the systems will bring economic and environmental benefits to the EU.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Address

Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 557 480

Administrative Contact

Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Ms.)

Participants (14)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 398 144,80

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 439 054

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 176 021,20

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 519 328,75

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGENIEURS DE TUNIS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 540 650

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES EN ENERGIE SOLAIRE ET ENERGIES NOUVELLES

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 424 188

YASAR UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 290 000

ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 283 372,40

MANUEL DA CONCEICAO GRACA LIMITADA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 154 800

TERMOCYCLE SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 72 802,25

LATERIZI GAMBETTOLA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 557 720

ZUCCATO ENERGIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 314 150

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS SARL

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 325 200

CENTRE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DES ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES CDER

Algeria

EU Contribution

€ 118 050

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608466

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 287 845,20

  • EU contribution

    € 5 170 961,40

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal