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

Visit to PSA

Content of SFERA-III 2nd Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium

The second SFERA-III Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium was organised by PSA-CIEMAT on 5-6th and 7-9th October 2021, in Almería (Spain). SUMMER SCHOOL The SFERA-III Summer School, entitled "Solar Process Heat Applications and Water Solar Desalination", gathered 65 participants during two...
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Conference Proceedings: SolarPACES 2021

SFERA-III participated in the 27th edition of SolarPACES, which take place online from September 27 to October 1, 2021. Let's learn more about SFERA-III partners' contributions during this event! On this occasion, SFERA-III partners produced abstracts, papers, and presentations about the...
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[Update] SFERA-III at SolarPACES 2021

SFERA-III participated online in the 27th edition of SolarPACES from September 27 to October 1, 2021, due to COVID-19. With the participation of 33 countries, during 5 days, 235 participants gathered to take part in SolarPACES 2021. Regarding the sanitary context due to...
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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