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EURO-MEDITERRANEAN COOPERATION ON RESEARCH & TRAINING IN SUN BASED RENEWABLE ENERGIES

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608593

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 301 821,30

  • EU contribution

    € 5 261 726,15

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

Objective

The scientific targets of the EUROSUNMED project are the development of new technologies in three energy field areas, namely photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP) and grid integration (GI), in strong collaboration with research institutes, universities and SMEs from Europe in the north side of the Mediterranean sea and from Morocco and Egypt from the south of the sea. The focus in PV will be on thin film (Si, CZTS) based solar cells and modules while the goal in CSP field is to design and test new heliostats as well as novel solutions for energy storage compatible with these technologies. The project aims at producing components that will be tested under specific conditions of MPC (hot climate, absence of water, etc.). Such investigations are complemented with studies on grid integration of energy sources from PV and CSP in Morocco and Egypt context. Additionally, the consortium envisages to train PhD students and Post-Docs in these interdisciplinary fields in a close and fruitful collaboration between academic institutions and industry from EU and MPCs. The consortium is well placed around leading academic groups in materials science and engineering devices and equipments for the development of PV and CSP, and also in the promotion of the renewable energies in general. Moreover, technology transfer and research infrastructure development in the targeted areas will be provided. Disseminating the results of the projects will be done through the organization of summer schools, workshops and conferences towards large public from universities, engineering schools and stakeholders involved in the three selected energy areas and beyond. Another outreach of the project will be the proposal for a roadmap on the technological aspects (research, industry, implementation) of the PV, CSP and grid area as well as on the best practice for the continuation of strong collaboration between the EU and MPCS partners and beyond for for mutual interest and benefits.
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 406 470,60

Administrative Contact

Gaëlle Bujan (Mrs.)

Participants (17)

University Mohammed V-Agdal

Morocco

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 524 071

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 410 961

FUNDACION CENER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 748 512,75

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 706

EUREC EESV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 93 977

EUROPEAN MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY

France

EU Contribution

€ 326 101,50

CENTRE NATIONAL DE L'ENERGIE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES NUCLEAIRES

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 74 944

CENTRE NATIONAL POUR LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE

Morocco

MOROCCAN FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE INNOVATION AND RESEARCHFONDATION MASCIR

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 420 190,40

UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V DE RABAT

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 141 881,60

UNIVERSITE AL AKHAWAYN D'IFRANE

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 110 579,40

MOROCCAN AGENCY FOR SOLAR ENERGY SA

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 99 576

HELWAN UNIVERSITY

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 208 311,90

ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 206 816

TURBODEN SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 97 939

NILE VALLEY ENGINEERING COMPANY PARTNERSHIP

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 188 688

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608593

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 301 821,30

  • EU contribution

    € 5 261 726,15

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France