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Solar Facilities for the European Research Area-Second Phase

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312643

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 560 764,37

  • EU contribution

    € 6 999 064,61

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

Objective

Solar Energy, as the primary source of renewable energy, will contribute a major part of this share, and its conversion by concentrating technologies for concentrating solar power (CSP) and heat generation has long been proven cost-effective for a wide range of applications. Several CSP projects have recently been put into operation. Some 2.400 MW are under construction and several GW are in advanced stages of planning, particularly in Spain, but also in other Southern European countries, like France, Greece and Portugal.
In view of this challenge for research, development and application of concentrating solar systems involving a growing number of European industries and utilities in global business opportunities, the purpose of this project is to integrate, coordinate and further focus scientific collaboration among the leading European research institutions in solar concentrating systems that are the partners of this project and offer European research and industry access to the best-qualified research and test infrastructures.
This proposal deals with the continuation of the successful SFERA, now looking for a closer approach to the European CSP industry.
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Address

Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 2 707 748,68

Participants (11)

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 588 352,07

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 810 677,35

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 528 490,89

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 252 712,92

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 75 296,07

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 745 213,63

INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 45 680

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 32 885

UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES

France

EU Contribution

€ 71 108

EUROPEAN SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 52 158

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 88 742

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312643

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 560 764,37

  • EU contribution

    € 6 999 064,61

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

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