Launching Joint Calls covering topics in photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) is the key activity of SOLAR-ERA.NET. Innovative project proposals are sought on transnational level between different European countries strengthening the competitive position of the European solar power industry. 12 countries and regions participate in this call with a total funding budget of 9 million Euros.
The SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Additional Joint Call is carried out by national / regional research and technology development (RTD) and innovation programmes and national / regional funding agencies in the field of solar electricity generation, i.e. photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) / solar thermal electricity (STE). The following countries and regions participate in this call: Austria, Belgium-Flanders, Cyprus, Germany and North-Rhine-Westphalia, Greece, Israel, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
Deadline for proposals
29 January 2020
The project consortium has to involve at least 2 partners from 2 different countries participating in the SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Additional Joint Call and providing funding to the project selected. At least one partner in the consortium has to be from industry. In order to increase the level of transnationality and covering a wider geographic spectrum, a minimum of 3 partners from 3 different countries is recommended.
The following topics are part the SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Additional Joint Call:
- Advanced industrial PV technologies
- Emerging PV technologies
- Building and infrastructure integrated PV
- Operation, diagnosis and system integration of PV plants
- CSP low cost and next generation technologies
The total funding budget amounts to 9 million Euros. Within this SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Additional Joint Call, the funding rules of the national / regional agencies apply. Prior to submitting a preproposal, all project partners seeking funds are strongly encouraged to contact their funding agency / contact point. The level of funding available will be determined by the rules of the relevant funding agency.