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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The 3rd campaign for Transnational Access is now closed

The 3rd Call for projects of the SFERA-III Transnational Access campaign has closed on 31st January 2021. As a result, 24 proposals from 10 countries have been received. The evaluation of the proposals will start soon and the selected projects...
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SFERA-III 4th Management Board Meeting

The 4th Management Board Meeting of SFERA-III took place on 28 January 2021 from 10:00 to 15:30. Due to the health context, the meeting was held online. It was the occasion to discuss the updates and achievements of the project...
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Watch the SFERA-III webinar on free transnational access

The webinar organised by SFERA-III on the 3rd Transnational Access campaign is now online. You can watch the replay below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5xWocP5utE&t=1233s&ab_channel=EuronoviaConseil You can also download the Powerpoint presentation: Download TA presentation This 1-hour webinar was organised by the SFERA-III team...
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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