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 1st Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium

The 1st Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium of SFERA-III will be held in Odeillo (France) in September 2019 at the PROMES-CNRS laboratory: Summer School: 9 and 10 SeptemberVisit of the CNRS facilities: 11 SeptemberDoctoral Colloquium: 12 and 13 September More...
SURVEY

SFERA III survey on e-infrastructures for CSP technologies

One of the JRA activities is the design of a European e-infrastructure linking the main European research centers devoted to Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) technologies. An e-infrastructure is a combination of digital technology, computational resources, and communications to support collaborative...
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CSP Training course for industry – Central receivers: optics of heliostats fields

New training course about central receivers systems in SFERA III project! After the success of the SFERA II industry training courses program, we are pleased to present the continuation of the program starting with the topic of solar towers with...
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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