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SFERA III

Solar Facilities for the European Research Area

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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

sfera first summer school

Content of the SFERA III 1st summer school and doctorial colloquium

The first SFERA summer school and doctorial colloquium have been held from September 9th to September 13th 2019 at the premises of the CNRS-PROMES laboratory.The full programme of the two events can be found here : FULL-PROGRAM-web-1st-DC-and-schoolDownload The presentations of...
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New industrial training course about optimization of CST plant output by optical and thermal characterization and target-oriented O&M

We are pleased to present the 2nd training course for industry working in the CSP sector. The topic of this 2nd training course will be on the optimization of CST plant output by optical and thermal characterization and target-oriented O&M....
Capture Access news

SFERA III – 2019 Access projects funded

In March 2019, the SFERA III project launched its first transnational access campaign to offer free access to state-of-the-art CSP infrastructures. In total, 39 projects were funded. You can find the overall list below with the the title of the...
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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