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Promotion of a new generation of solar thermal systems in the MPC

Objective

The Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) of the European Union are confronted with a rapidly increasing energy demand in the coming decades resulting from a bundle of demographic, socio-economic and resource related factors. The Mediterranean region has large potential for the use of renewable energies particularly solar energy due to its high level of solar radiation. Only a small variety of solar thermal technologies, first of all solar water heaters, is used in the region.

The MPC have begun to actively support the dissemination of simple solar thermal systems in order to develop alternative ways to meet the challenges of energy supply besides conventional energy resources. But still not only the dissemination of solar thermal technologies but also the state of technology vary considerably across the MPC and in relation to EU countries. A closer cooperation between research institutions and energy agencies from the Mediterranean Partner Countries and the EU is needed in order to promote a new generation of solar thermal and cooling systems in the MPC. SOLATERM works with 18 partners from 8 MPC and 8 EU countries covering R&D, policy and promotion aspects of renewable energies in their daily work. SOLATERM aims at the widespread application of a new generation of solar thermal and cooling systems in the MPC.

The project approach can be summarised in three specific objectives:
- To transfer technological know-how on solar thermal and cooling systems to the MPC and adapt new technologies to the specific needs of MPC
- To broaden the spectrum of solar thermal and cooling applications in the MPC through the promotion of cost-effective solutions e.g. combi-systems
- To support the R&D and application of solar thermal and cooling systems in the MPC with political measures

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INCO-MPC-3
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR TECHNISCHE ZUSAMMENARBEIT
Address
Dag-hammarskjöld-weg 1-5
Eschborn
Germany

Participants (17)

ASSOCIATION LIBANAISE POUR LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE ET POUR L'ENVIRONMENT'
Lebanon
Address
Furn El Chebbak
Beirut
BARCELONA ENERGY AGENCY
Spain
Address
Torrent De L Olla 218-220
Barcelona
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR UMWELT, NATURSCHUTZ UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT/ FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, NATURE CONSERVATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY
Germany
Address
Alexanderplatz 6
Berlin
CENTRE D INFORMATION SUR L ENERGIE DURABLE ET L ENVIRONNEMENT
Morocco
Address
2, Rue Oum Errabia / Avenue Okba, Agdal
Rabat
CENTRE DE DÉVELOPEMENT DES ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES
Morocco
Address
Rue Machaar Al Haram
Marrakech
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ARAB REGION AND EUROPE
Egypt
Address
2 El Hegaz St. Cedare Building Heliopolis Bahary
Cairo
CYPRUS INSTITUTE OF ENERGY
Cyprus
Address
13-15 Andrea Araouzou Street
Lefkosia
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Munich
MALTA RESOURCES AUTHORITY
Malta
Address
Millennia, Aldo Moro Road
Marsa
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION (AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE)
Tunisia
Address
3, Rue 8000 - Montplaisir - Belvedere
Tunis
NATIONAL ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE
Syria
Address
Street 17 Nissan
Damascus
NATIONAL ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE
Jordan
Address
A. Tarawneh St.
Amman
NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY
Egypt
Address
Dr. Ibrahim Aboulnaga St. Ext. Of Abbas El-akkad St., Hay El-zohour
Nasr City, Cairo
NEW ENERGY ALGERIA SPA
Algeria
Address
10 Rue Du Sahara Hydra
Algiers
PALESTINIAN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTER
Palestine
Address
Rafidia
Nablus
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRETE
Greece
Address
I.athitaki And Gianni Kornarou
Heraklion
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart