Access call

The trans-national access (TA) activity offer access to state-of-the-art
CST research infrastructures unique in Europe and for several of them in the world.

Third Access Campaign of SFERA III

The third SFERA III access campaign has been launched with the following timetable:

16 November 2020: Call open and submission of the project proposals. Check conditions for application

8 January 2021: Webinar session to inform on the call conditions and templates to fill in. From 11.00 to 12.00 CET.
Watch the webinar here.

You can also download the PPT Presentation.

31 January 2021: Deadline for submission.

Until April 2021: Selection process of the projects to be hosted at the different CSP Research Infrastructures

April 2021: Announcement of the results

September 2021 – May 2022: Hosting of the user projects

To submit your project, fill in the User Research Proposal Form The call for projects is now closed!

Disclamer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SFERA-III cannot guarantee that all its services will be performed. In exceptional situations, consortium partners are entitled to regulate, suspend or terminate an access or activity without prior notice and without any refunds or compensation for the damage suffered by the Users. Users are therefore recommended to take out appropriate insurance. You can follow the latest information on the EU Member States restriction of free movement at https://reopen.europa.eu/en

Access conditions

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)

SFERA III ACCESS PROJECTS FUNDED - 2019

List of proposals to which access has been granted

Access Campaign 2019

TA Coordinator: Ricardo Sánchez

Download the PDF of the list of accepted projects

 

 

 

Project title

Project Acronym

Scientific

field

Facility

Home Institution

Country

CEA

Solar Absorber Receiver Optical characterizatioN ShARON Engineering and Technology DURASOL_OPTI-LAB
DURASOL_INDOOR
CENER Spain

CIESOL-UAL

Possibilities of application of solar photo-Fenton process for the treatment and reuse of laundry wastewater SolFeLa Engineering and Technology CIESOL West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin Poland

CYI

High performance components and novel configurations for high efficiency concentrated solar power plants GREENLIGHT Material Science PROTEAS_MSLOOP University Complutense of Madrid Spain

DLR

Testing of Active Volumetric Solar Receivers SolarTrAVeLeR Engineering and Technology SYNLIGHT CENER Spain
The study of the rapid variation effect of concentrated light over the photovoltaic cells ElThC PV Energy SYNLIGHT Transilvania University of Brasov Romania

ENEA

Method for incidence angle dependent solar reflector measurements of innovative reflector materials SolReflect Physics ESOL Fraunhofer ISE Germany
Optical characterization of Solar Dish Opt-SD Energy OMSoP Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) Iran
Experimental teSting, Analysis and modelling of thermocline energy storage system thermodynamic behavioUR using mOlteN salts as heat transfer fluid SAURON Engineering and Technology PCS CENER Spain
Thermal energy production measurement and comparison of two solar collector assembly (SCA) controlled with an astronomic and a Sun direction sensor tracking controller STC4PT Energy PCS Startak IVS Denmark

IMDEA

Optical and thermal characterization of glass and quartz lenses under concentrated solar light OpThLenses Material Science HTPU-LAB Instituto Superior Tecnico Portugal
Carbonaceous materials obtained by solar pyrolysis from plastic wastes for wastewater treatment C-Mat SolPyr Material Science KIRAN42 Transilvania University of Brasov Romania

Fraunhofer

Standardization Of the testing procedure for Linear Fresnel reflector SOL Engineering and Technology C-LAB CENER Spain
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) based selective solar-thermal coatings CNT for SELSOL  Material Science C-LAB Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
Mirror specular reflectivity vs. incident and acceptance angle in Dubai desert MSRD Energy C-LAB Bright Source Energy Israel
Optical characterisation of materials used for the HELIOtube technology HelioOCM Energy C-LAB HELIOVIS AG Austria
Mirror Shape estimation validation for Dubai MSESVD Energy C-LAB-FIELD Bright Source Energy Israel
Experimental Investigation of Soiling of Solar Collectors through indoor and outdoor tests EISSC Energy C-LAB-FIELD
CD-LAB
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Outdoor exposure of plastic films used for the HELIOtube technology and its characterization before and after weathering HelioOEPF  Energy CD-LAB HELIOVIS AG Austria
Preparation of superhydrophobic NPs-PVDF/Non-Woven Polyester composite membrane for water treatment NPs-PVDF Material Science WT-LAB Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile

LNEG

High-temperature Protective coatings against Molten Salt Corrosion for Thermal Energy Storage ProMoTE Material Science LMR-LES National Institute for Aerospace Technology Spain
Assessing the functionality and durability of anti-soiling and photocatalytic coatings for solar reflectors PHOTOCOAT Material Science LMR-LES TEKNIKER Spain

METU

Concentrated solar radiation fast sintering of novel metastable Al-Si-Ni alloys, as potential raw materials for additive manufacturing AL-SOL-ADMAT Material Science GUNSOLSIM Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Properties changes in Ti-based intermetallic thin films after thermal treatment using concentrated solar radiation TF-SOLARTREAT Material Science GUNSOLSIM Trasilvania University of Brasov, Romania Romania

PROMES-CNRS

Solar-driven thermochemical splitting of H2O using cork-templated ceria H2SUN Material Science MSSFs LNEG Portugal
Novel solar lasers based on Nd:Ce:YAG, Cr:Nd:YAG and Alexandrite media NOVEL-SOL-LASER Physics MSSFs New University of Lisbon Portugal
Fertilizing glasses by means of concentrated solar radiation FIGARO Material Science MSSFs Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Sciences Spain
Corrosion and wear resistant coatings for Al parts used for aerospace applications Al4Space Material Science MSSFs Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Development of a nanoadsorbent for the hydrogen
sulphide capture from biogas
H2S-capture Material Science MSSFs Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
Solar synthesis of functional carbonaceous under constant electric charge SOLAREL Material Science MSSFs Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Solar DArk Ceramics SODAC Material Science MWSF National Research Council Italy
Heliostat Canting based on flux map optimization: experimental VALidation HelioCant-VAL Engineering and Technology THEMIS Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain
Assessment of Imaging Closed-Loop-Control Strategy and Receivermodel-Correction for Heliostat Fields - HelioControl-Reflect HelioControl-Reflect Engineering and Technology THEMIS Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE Germany

PSA-CIEMAT

Concentrated Solar Power for the processing of reduced Graphene Oxide- functional Oxide- composite for ThermoElectric application CSPrGOxiTE Material Science SOLFU Central University of TamilNadu Other countries
Concentrated Solar Energy for elaborating surface stainless steel claddings Solar Surfing Material Science SOLFU University of West Attica Greece
Nitriding Va-group metals (V, Nb and Ta) using flowing ammonia (NH3) gas with controlled flow rate in a tubular reactor under irradiation of concentrated solar beam NH3-SOL Material Science SOLFU LNEG Portugal
Test of nEw Solutions for Efficient heat remOval in central tower air-cooled tubular receivers TESEO Energy SOLFU Politecnico di Torino Italy
Solar active ZnO-GO composites for the photodegradation of low concentrated organic pollutants in real wastewaters ZnO-GO SOLCAT Material Science SOLWATER Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania Romania
Photo-electrochemical activation of sulfates for efficient treatment of agro-industrial wastewaters eSULFATES Chemistry SOLWATER Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Portugal
Inactivation of antibiotic resistant bacteria in water by advanced solar applications. Assessment of process variables effects and elimination of antibiotic resistance genes SOLANT Earth sciences and environment SOLWATER Technical University of Crete Greece
SFERA III ACCESS PROJECTS FUNDED - 2020

List of proposals to which access has been granted

Access Campaign 2020

TA Coordinator: Ricardo Sánchez

Download the PDF of the list of accepted projects

 
 

Project title

Project Acronym

Scientific

field

Facility

Home Institution

Country

CEA

Solar Concentrating Reflectors Aging Testing and CHaracterization SCRATCH Energy DURASOL_OPTI-LAB
DURASOL_INDOOR
National Renewable Energy Laboratory USA
Coupled aging/erosion tests optimization for prediction of the service lifetime of solar reflectors CAET01 Material Science DURASOL_OPTI-LAB
DURASOL_INDOOR
Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research Morocco

CIESOL-UAL

Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Solar Photo-Fenton Raceway Pond Reactors CFDRPR Engineering and Technology CIESOL Loughborough University United Kingdom

CYI

Demonstration of Solar Thermal Desalination Using Forward Osmosis at the Proteas Demonstration Facility on Cyprus FO-CSP Earth sciences and environment CAMPUS_ATHLAB Trevi Systems Inc USA
High performance components and novel configurations for high efficiency concentrated solar power plants GREENLIGHT 2.0 Material Science PROTEAS_MSLOOP Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain

DLR

Testing of Advanced Volumetric Ceramic Foam Solar Receivers SolarTrAVeLeR Engineering and Technology SYNLIGHT CENER Spain
The photovoltaic cells under concentrated light transient conditions study TranCPV Energy SYNLIGHT Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Short-term laboratory exposure of aluminium coatings to concentrated simulated solar flux SIMFluxAl Material Science SYNLIGHT Transilvania University of Brasov Romania

ENEA

Corrosion resistance of NiCrAlX coated materials in molten NaNO3/KNO3 salt mixture NiCrAlX-CorRes Material Science TFC-LAB Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Heat Capacities of fluorozirconate compounds HECA Energy TFC-LAB Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia
Analysis and impRovement of novel modEl from optimization to full control of opErational Failures and inefficiency along thermodynamic Solar energy supply process REEFS Energy PCS WSP Norge AS Norway

IMDEA

Pyrolysis of solid wastes using thermal solar energy Waste-SolPyr Energy IMDEA_KIRAN42 Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Low-angle incident beam for the use of optical fibre bundles to conduct concentrated solar radiation Cable-Heat Material Science IMDEA_VHCST Instituto Superior Tecnico Portugal

Fraunhofer

Secondary Concentrator Optimization, compaRison, and Evaluation SCORE Energy ISE_C-LAB, ISE_C-LABFIELD National Renewable Energy Laboratory USA
Research on the Inaccuracy Aiming due to Facet Error RIAFE Energy ISE_C-LAB-FIELD Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. China
Assessment on the flux-mapping method developed for STEM project fluxSTEM Engineering and Technology ISE_C-LAB, ISE_C-LABFIELD Magaldi Power s.p.a. Italy
Thermal Energy Storage systems for LOad-Following CSP plants TESLOF Energy ISE_TES-LAB University of Bergamo Italy
Flux and LEP measurement on PVDF-CuO-CF membranes PVDF-CuO-CF Material Science ISE_WT-LAB Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Chile

LNEG

Solar decontamination and hydrogen production from food or textile industrial wastewaters INDIWATER Chemistry LNEG_H2 Universitat Rovira i Virgili Spain
Improved Design Methodology for High-Temperature Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Concentrated Solar Power Plants CycliComp Energy LNEG_HPC Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani India

PROMES-CNRS

Synthesis of Mulite from Spent Catalysts by Concentrated Solar Energy MUCASOL Material Science MSSFs National Centre for Metallurgical Research - CSIC Spain
Solar-driven thermochemical water splitting using three-dimensional ceria structures made by robocasting / additive manufacturing H2GREEN Material Science MSSFs LNEG Portugal
Solar Manufacturing of Carbon Nanotubes SOMACANT Material Science MSSFs Universidad de Atacama Chile
Efficient fundamental mode multi-beam solar laser emissions MULTI-BEAM-LASER Physics MSSFs Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal
COLoreD Ceramics with high Absorbance and Solar SElectivity COLD CAS2E Energy MWSF National Institute of Optics INO-CNR Italy

PSA-CIEMAT

Performance Assessment of Solar Thermal Desalination System PASTD Engineering and Technology DESAL INEGI Portugal
THErmal chaRactErizAtion oF caviTies for advanced European gyRotrons. Cooling solution 1: Raschig Rings THEREAFTER 1-RR Engineering and Technology SOLFU Politecnico di Torino Italy
THErmal chaRactErizAtion oF caviTies for advanced European gyRotrons. Cooling solution 2: Mini Channels THEREAFTER 2 MC Engineering and Technology SOLFU Politecnico di Milano Italy
Concentrated Solar Energy for elaborating surface heterogeneous microstructures of high mechanical performance on common steels CSEgeneous Engineering and Technology SOLFU University of West Attica Greece
Solar sintering of atomised titanium powder SOLAT Material Science SOLFU Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics SAS Slovakia
Solar Treatment of Cold sprayed cermet coatings SolCold Material Science SOLFU Trinity College Dublin Ireland
Use of La1-xTixFeO3 dual catalyst (supported on mineral foams) with combined photocatalytic and photo-CWPO activity under solar light for fungicide removal in water DUALCAT4WATER Chemistry SOLWATER Université de Strasbourg - CNRS France
SFERA III ACCESS PROJECTS FUNDED - 2021

List of proposals to which access has been granted

Access Campaign 2020

TA Coordinator: Ricardo Sánchez

Download the PDF of the list of accepted projects

 
 

Project title

Project Acronym

Scientific

field

Facility

Home Institution

Country

DLR

Testing of Advanced Volumetric Ceramic Foam Solar Receivers SolarTrAVeLeR III Energy SYNLIGHT CENER Spain

UEVORA

New concepts for Linear EnhAnced Fresnel Collectors LEAF Energy RES_PECS IDEA SRL Italy

ETHZ

Investigation of a two-step solar air separation process: kinetic characterization of oxygen separation using perovskite oxides IN2SOLAIR Material Science CHEM DLR Germany

IMDEA

Flux solar sintering of novel carbon fibre reinforced AlSi10Mg metal matrix composites SolarCAlMMC Material Science KIRAN42 Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Analysis of PV-TEG hybrid system with a beam splitter in concentrated light using the solar tower HighPVTEG Energy VHCST Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Characterization of Solid Body receiver Materials under concentrated solar flux SoBoMat Physics KIRAN42 Fraunhofer ISE Germany

CYI

Validation of heliostat field Aiming Strategies VAimS Engineering and Technology RECEIVER Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain
Development of Computer Algorithms to Optimize Heliostat Orientation CAHO Mathematics ATHLAB Instituto Superior Tecnico Portugal
Prototype Heliostat Optimized Control Using Sophisticated Techniques PHOCUS Energy ATHLAB National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece

LNEG

Assessing the stability of VIS- or solar-active self-cleaning photocatalytic, composite coatings for outdoor applications STAB-PHOTOCOAT Material Science LMR-LES Transilvania University of Brasov Romania

CIEMAT-PSA

VAlidation of SQuAre Receiver with low-cost reflector 1 VASQAR 1 Engineering and Technology MOSA Suncom Energy Netherlands
Influence of dynamic weather conditions on desalination of seawater with solar heated membrane distillation DYNASOM Engineering and Technology DESAL Aquastill BV Netherlands
test-cp-ecran

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