SFERA III

Solar Facilities for the European Research Area

About

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SFERA III is a Horizon 2020 project funded under the Research Infrastructure Programme. The consortium is coordinated by CIEMAT-PSA and made by a total of 15 partners from 9 EU member countries. The project runs from January 2019 to December 2022 and will receive a 9,103 M€ EC grant over these 4 years.

The overall objective of this project is to carry on with the work done during the past 8 years in the  SFERA 1 and SFERA 2 projects and reinforce the sustainability of the activities of the European advanced Concentrating Solar Power research infrastructures.

Those activities will include (i) networking activities to further develop the cooperation between the research infrastructures, the scientific community, industries and other stakeholders; (ii) transnational access activities aiming at providing access to all European researchers from both academia and industry to singular scientific and technological solar research infrastructures; and (iii) joint research activities whose sole purpose is to improve the integrated services provided by the infrastructure.

CONSORTIUM

 

15 partners
9 countries

DURATION
years

START-END DATE

 

01 january 2019
31 december 2022

BUDGET
milions

TECHNOLOGY

 

Concentrated
Solar Power

Access to CSP
Research Infrastructures

Provision of Transnational Access to CIESOL

Provision of Transnational Access to METU

Provision of Transnational Access to LNEG

Provision of Transnational Access to FRAUNHOFER

Provision of Transnational Access to CYI

Provision of Transnational Access to IMDEA

Provision of Transnational Access to ETHZ

Provision of Transnational Access to UEVORA

Provision of Transnational Access to CEA

Provision of Transnational Access to DLR

Provision of Transnational Access to ENEA

Provision of Transnational Access to PROMES-CNRS

  FONT ROMEU ODEILLO (FRANCE)

Provision of Transnational Access to PSA-CIEMAT

  (Spain)

News

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SFERA-III/ACES2030 Joint Online Workshop: MST-Materials for Solar Thermochemistry

The SFERA-III / ACES2030 joint online workshop on “MST-Materials for Solar Thermochemistry” will take place on 10th December 2020, from 14:30 to 17:40. This virtual event is organised by SFERA-III partner IMDEA (Spain), in the context of the Joint Research Activity 3 “Dynamic control and...
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Launch of the 3rd SFERA-III transnational access campaign

With SFERA-III, benefit from free access to top research infrastructures in Concentrated Solar Thermal power across Europe! The 3rd SFERA-III access campaign will open on 16 November 2020. This call for projects provides free access to 22 installations of 12...
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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the TESEO project

Discover another success story from the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access: TESEO, a project led by the Polytechnic University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) which was granted free access to the Solar Furnace of PSA-CIEMAT (SOLFU) in September 2019....
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802