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Scientific and Technological Alliance for Guaranteeing the European Excellence in Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy

Objective

Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy encompasses Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), Solar Fuels, Solar Process Heat and Solar Desalination that are called to play a major role in attaining energy sustainability in our modern societies due to their unique features: 1) Solar energy offers the highest renewable energy potential to our planet; 2) STE can provide dispatchable power in a technically and economically viable way, by means of thermal energy storage and/or hybridization, e.g. with biomass. However, significant research efforts are needed to achieve this goal. This Integrated Research Programme (IRP) engages all major European research institutes, with relevant and recognized activities on STE and related technologies, in an integrated research structure to successfully accomplish the following general objectives: a) Convert the consortium into a reference institution for concentrating solar energy research in Europe, creating a new entity with effective governance structure; b) Enhance the cooperation between EU research institutions participating in the IRP to create EU added value; c) Synchronize the different national research programs to avoid duplication and to achieve better and faster results; d) Accelerate the transfer of knowledge to industry in order to maintain and strengthen the existing European industrial leadership in STE; e) Expand joint activities among research centres by offering researchers and industry a comprehensive portfolio of research capabilities, bringing added value to innovation and industry-driven technology; f) Establish the European reference association for promoting and coordinating international cooperation in concentrating solar energy research. To that end, this IRP promotes Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) and, in parallel, performs Coordinated Projects (CP) covering the full spectrum of current concentrating solar energy research topics, selected to provide the highest EU added value and filling the gaps among national programs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/desalination
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-IRP
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA - Combined Collaborative Project and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 964 277,29
Administrative Contact
Julián Blanco (Dr.)

Participants (42)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 798 859,20
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miriam Schuster (Ms.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 646 034,96
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Mrs.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 646 838
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jocelyn Méré (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 596 018,69
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Prestele (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 547 336,20
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pietro Tarquini (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 240 951,88
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aldo Steinfeld (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 549 617,20
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Godefroy (Mrs.)
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 597 612,99
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Tzamtzis (Dr.)
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 378 368
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Claudia Carvalho (Mrs.)
FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO AVANZADO DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES DE ANDALUCIA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 347 463,83
Address
Calle Paraje Los Retamares Sn
04200 Tabernas Almeria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Aragon (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 323 098
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pasqualina Pipino (Dr.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 652 003,20
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Arbizu Jimeno (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 640,97
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iñigo Iparraguirre (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 180 070,11
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuel Collares (Prof.)
Fundacion IMDEA Energia
Spain
EU contribution
€ 472 222
Address
Avenida Ramon De La Sagra 3
28935 Mostoles Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nuria Merino Benito (Ms.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 685
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Sansom (Dr.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 930
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Arizaga (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 940
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Galia (Prof.)
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 664,77
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09050 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Milletti (Mr.)
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 24 979,63
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilda Ribeiro (Ms.)
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 20 000,86
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 999,50
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Getxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beatriz Moreno (Ms.)
HSE HITIT SOLAR ENERJI AS

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 45 622,95
Address
Suleyman Seba Cad Acisu 2 Sarp 2/10
34357 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oğuz çapan (Mr.)
ACCIONA ENERGIA S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 317
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 5
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Rezusta (Ms.)
SCHOTT SOLAR CSP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 129,50
Address
Hattenbergstrasse 10
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaus Benz (Dr.)
ARCHIMEDE SOLAR ENERGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 695,50
Address
Localita' Cimacolle 464
06056 Massa Martana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Augusto Maccari (Mr.)
EUROPEAN SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 94 341
Address
Rue De L'industrie 10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luis Crespo (Dr.)
ABENGOA SOLAR NEW TECHNOLOGIES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 482,38
Address
Calle Energia Solar Campus Palmas Altas 1
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irma Mantilla (Ms.)
KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
Saudi Arabia
Address
Po Box 2454
11451 Riyadh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hany Al-Ansary (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudio Estrada (Dr.)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 49 220
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wikus Van Niekerk (Prof.)
CENTRE FOR SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH AND STUDIES
Libya
EU contribution
€ 43 924
Address
Tagura Factories Bridge Km 9
Tajura
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seham Suliman (Mrs.)
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wesley Stein (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DE APOIO A UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 49 522
Address
Avenida Afranio Peixoto 4
05507 000 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Celso De Oliveira (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 49 525
Address
6 Beiertiao, Zhiongguancun
100190 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bai Fengwu (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
EU contribution
€ 49 220
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rodrigo Palma (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 49 775
Address
Boulevard Abdelkarim Khattabi
40 000 Marrakech
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Naji Abdenouri (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 340,05
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Umberto Silvestri (Dr.)
CONSTRUCTIONS INDUSTRIELLES DE LA MEDITERRANEE

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Bassano 35
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raphael Alliotte (Mr.)
COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 6 500
Address
Calle Cardenal Marcelo Spinola N 10
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rodriguez Alberto (Mr.)
SUNCNIM
France
EU contribution
€ 49 800,28
Address
Brégaillon
83507 La Seyne Sur Mer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Baptiste Bonnevialle (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 680,06
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mireia Rodríguez álvarez (Mrs.)