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

PSA-CIEMAT

Save the date: SFERA-III Fall School and Doctoral Colloquium

Postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2nd Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium of SFERA-III have been now rescheduled from 5 to 8 October 2021. These events hosted by CIEMAT will be held in Almeria (Spain) in early...
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Watch the replay of CSP Projects Joint Webinar with SFERA-III

The SFERA-III project was invited to participate in a joint webinar on CSP organised by the SOCRATCES consortium on the 25th of June 2021. Watch the replay here! The SOCRATCES consortium together with MUSTEC, NEXTOWER, and SFERA-III projects organized on June 25th a CSP Projects Joint Webinar with the aim...
SFERA-III online meeting

SFERA-III 2nd General Assembly and 3rd Management Board Meeting – Online

The 2nd General Assembly and 3rd Management Board Meeting of SFERA-III took place online on 22-23 June 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project partners were gathered virtually through a video conference platform.  During those two days, partners had made a point on...
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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