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 2023 and will receive a 9,103 M€ EC grant over these 5 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.
01 january 2019
31 december 2023
Access to CSP
Launch of the 5th SFERA-III transnational access campaign
Free on-site training for Industries on molten salt CSP systems using linear solar collectors
Scientific Publication: Erosion Effect in the Degradation of Coated and Uncoated Glass Solar Mirrors Highlighted by Coupled Accelerated Erosion/Aging Tests
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802