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 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.

CONSORTIUM

 

15 partners
9 countries

DURATION
years

START-END DATE

 

01 january 2019
31 december 2023

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 transnational access: Deadline Extension!

With SFERA-III, benefit from free access to top research infrastructures in Concentrated Solar Thermal power across Europe! Th deadline to apply for the 5th SFERA-III access campaign has been extended to 7th February 2023. This call for projects provides free...
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Save the date: Short-term training at PSA (CIEMAT) on Solar photo-reactors using Compound Parabolic Collectors (CPC)

The Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA - CIEMAT), will organise a Short-term training for Technical staff and Scientists that will be held from 25 to 27 April 2023, in Almería (Spain). Entitled "Solar photo-reactors using Compound Parabolic Collectors (CPC) combined...
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Save the date: Short-term training at PSA (CIEMAT) on Hydrogen production by solar photocatalysis

The Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA - CIEMAT), will organise a Short-term training for Technical staff and Scientists that will be held from 28 to 29 March 2023, in Almería (Spain). Entitled "Hydrogen production by solar photocatalysis in presence of...
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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