Watch the SFERA-III webinar on free transnational access

The webinar organised by SFERA-III on the 3rd Transnational Access campaign is now online.

You can watch the replay below:

You can also download the Powerpoint presentation:

This 1-hour webinar was organised by the SFERA-III team on 8 January 2021 at 11:00 AM (CET). It provides key information on how to benefit from the free access programme to state-of-the-art CSP research infrastructures for 2021.

About Transnational Access to CSP facilities

The 3rd SFERA-III access campaign was launched on 16 November 2020. This call for projects provides free access to 22 installations of 12 state-of-the-art research infrastructures in Concentrated Solar Thermal power in 8 countries.

The campaign offers access to a wide spectrum of experiments such as:

  • Solar thermal electricity generation
  • Solar fuels production
  • Cycles for chemical storage of solar energy
  • Solar water treatment
  • Solar heating and cooling of buildings to improve energy efficiency
  • Modelling and controlling of concentrating solar technologies for power plants and for industrial processes
  • High value material synthesis and/or coatings deposits
  • High-flux photochemistry and photo-physics
  • Characterisation of materials behaviour and properties under extreme conditions

The 3rd SFERA-III campaign is open until 31 January 2021. The selected projects will benefit from 1 to 4 weeks of free access to the chosen facilities for a team of up to 2 persons. Moreover, travel, accommodation and subsistence costs are reimbursed by the project’s budget.

Check the call conditions and apply here.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802