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2021 Transnational Access Campaign: list of funded projects

The list of selected projects under the 3rd SFERA-III Access campaign was published: after evaluation, 12 projects are funded and...
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Three public SFERA-III deliverables online

The SFERA-III partners submitted 5 deliverables about the project to the European Commission in the course of 2020, 3 of...
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The 3rd campaign for Transnational Access is now closed

The 3rd Call for projects of the SFERA-III Transnational Access campaign has closed on 31st January 2021. As a result,...
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SFERA-III 4th Management Board Meeting

The 4th Management Board Meeting of SFERA-III took place on 28 January 2021 from 10:00 to 15:30. Due to the...
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H2020 CSP Projects Newsletter – January 2021 Edition

SFERA-III was featured in the 8th edition of the joint Horizon 2020 CSP Project Newsletter, that was released on 28 January 2021. The...
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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:...
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SFERA-III Webinar: Transnational Access Campaign

On 8 January 2021, SFERA-III is organising a webinar dedicated to the 3rd Transnational Access Campaign, at 11:00 AM (CET)....
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SFERA-III/ ACES2030 Joint Online Workshop: MST-Materials for Solar Thermochemistry

The SFERA-III / ACES2030 joint online workshop on “MST-Materials for Solar Thermochemistry” will take place on 10th December 2020, from 14:30...
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Launch of the 3rd SFERA-III transnational access campaign

With SFERA-III, benefit from free access to top research infrastructures in Concentrated Solar Thermal power across Europe! The 3rd SFERA-III...
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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the TESEO project

Discover another success story from the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access: TESEO, a project led by the Polytechnic University...
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SFERA-III presentation at SolarPACES 2020

SFERA-III took part in the 26th edition of SolarPACES from September 28 to October 2, 2020 (online) with a presentation...
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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the ProMoTE project

Let’s have a look at the most promising projects carried out during the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access! This week, we...
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SFERA-III at SolarPACES 2020

SFERA-III will participate in the 26th edition of SolarPACES from September 28 to October 2, 2020. Due to COVID-19, SolarPACES 2020 will go...
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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the OpThLenses project

Let's keep on going through the most promising projects carried out in the course of the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access....
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Keep up with the news from SFERA-III on social media!

Did you know that SFERA-III was on active on LinkedIn, Twitter and features in a joint newsletter for H2020 CSP...
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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the GREENLIGHT project

As the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access has been achieved, let’s have a look at the most promising projects...
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2020 Transnational Access Campaign: list of funded projects

The list of selected projects under the 2nd SFERA-III Access campaign was published: after evaluation, 32 projects are funded and...
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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the EISSC project

As the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access has been achieved, let’s have a look at the most promising projects...
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Transnational Access: the 3rd campaign is coming!

Interested in free access to state-of-the-art CST research infrastructures? Stay tuned! The next SFERA-III Transnational Access call will be launched...
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Scientific Publication: A supervised deep learning model for cloud/sky image segmentation

CNRS-PROMES published an article about SFERA-III in the context of the ECOS Conference 2020 (33rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost,...
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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the ShARON project, from CENER to CEA

As the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access has been achieved, let’s have a look on its most promising projects...
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SFERA-III at the 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (virtual)

SFERA-III partner ETH Zurich presented the project during the virtual edition of the 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, which...
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Scientific Publication: High redox performance of Y0.5Ba0.5CoO3−δ for thermochemical oxygen production and separation

ETZ Zürich published a scientific publication about SFERA-III in the April 2020 issue of the international journal Reaction Chemistry &...
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H2020 CSP Projects Newsletter – April 2020 Edition

SFERA-III was featured in the 7th edition of the joint Horizon 2020 CSP Project Newsletter, that was released on 14 April 2020. The...
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Scientific Publication: Isothermal relaxation kinetics for the reduction and oxidation of SrFeO3 based perovskites

ETH Zürich published a scientific publication about SFERA-III in the international journal PCCP (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics). The paper features...
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[Postponed] SFERA-III 2nd Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2nd Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium of SFERA-III is rescheduled to a later date....
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H2020 CSP Projects Newsletter – November 2019 Edition

SFERA-III was featured in the 6th edition of the joint Horizon 2020 CSP Project Newsletter, that was released at the end of November...
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Launch of the 2nd SFERA-III transnational access campaign

With SFERA-III, benefit from free access to top research infrastructures in Concentrated Solar Thermal power across Europe! The 2nd SFERA-III...
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Content of the SFERA III 1st summer school and doctorial colloquium

The first SFERA summer school and doctorial colloquium was held from September 9th to September 13th 2019 at the premises...
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SFERA III at SolarPACES 2019, Daegu, South Korea

SFERA III participated in the 25th edition of SolarPACES, which took place in Daegu, South Korea from 1 to 4 October 2019. SolarPACES is...
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[Postponed] 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...
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SFERA III brochure

On the occasion of the launch of the SFERA 3 project, a brochure was created. In this 12-page publication, you...
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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...
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Scientific Publication: Development of a new methodology for validating thermal storage media: Application to phase change materials

CIEMAT-PSA published a scientific publication about SFERA-III in the June 2019 issue of the International Journal of Energy Research. The...
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CAPTURE

Objective: Demonstrating a new type of concentrating solar power plant that combines several towers and heliostat fields. Its main goal...
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SFERA III Logo

Download of the SFERA III logo : https://sfera3.sollab.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/log-sfera3-grille-blanc.png
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HORIZON-STE

Objective: Supporting the Implementation of the Initiative for Global Leadership in Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) which was adopted within the...
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HyCool

Objective: Increasing the current use of Solar Heat in Industry Processes. To do so, the project proposes the coupling of...
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IN POWER

Objective: developing and integrating new innovative material solutions into concentrated solar technology to increase the efficiency while simultaneously decreasing the...
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INSHIP

Objective: Integrating National Research Agendas on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes Website: http://www.inship.eu/
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MOSAIC

Objective: Exceeding the goal of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan of producing CSP electricity at a cost below 0.10...
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MUSTEC

Objective: Exploring and proposing concrete solutions to overcome the various factors that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP)...
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Next-CSP

Objective: Improving the reliability and performance of CSP plants through the development and integration of a new technology based on...
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NEXTOWER

Objective: Demonstrating high-performance durable materials for the next generation of concentrated solar power (CSP) air-based tower systems, making them commercially...
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PEGASUS

Objective: Investigating a novel power cycle for renewable electricity production applying a solar particle receiver with a sulphur storage system...
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POLYPHEM

Objective: Improving the flexibility and the performance of small-scale Concentrated Solar Power plants, thanks to a solar-driven micro gas-turbine technology....
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SHIP2FAIR

Objective: Fostering the integration of solar heat in industrial processes of the agro–food industry. Website: http://ship2fair-h2020.eu/
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SOCRATCES

Objective: Demonstrating the feasibility of the CSP-CaL integration by erecting a pilot-scale plant that uses cheap, abundant and non-toxic materials...
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SOLWARIS

Objective: Upscaling, implementing and demonstrating cost-effective technologies and strategies that bring about a significant reduction of water of CSP plants...
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SFERA III 1st Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium

The 1st Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium of SFERA-III will be held in Odeillo (France) in September 2019 at the...
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SFERA III survey on e-infrastructures for CSP technologies

One of the JRA activities is the design of a European e-infrastructure linking the main European research centers devoted to...
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CSP 1st Training course for industry – Central receivers: optics of heliostats fields

New training course about central receivers systems in SFERA III project! After the success of the SFERA II industry training...
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SFERA III WEBINAR – ACCESS PRESENTATION

On the 21st of March 2019, a webinar was organised to inform on the Access programme of the SFERA III...
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First Access Campaign of SFERA III – 2019

The first SFERA III access campaign has been launched with the following timetable: 4th of March 2019 : Call open and submission...
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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