SOLAR-ERA.NET is a network bringing together more than 20 RTD and innovation programmes in the field of solar electricity technologies in the European Research Area. The network of national and regional funding organizations has been established in order to increase transnational cooperation between RTD and innovation programmes and to contribute to achieving the objectives of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative (SEII) through dedicated transnational activities.
Launching joint calls covering topics in photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) is the key activity of SOLAR-ERA.NET. Innovative project proposals are sought on transnational level between different European countries strengthening the competitive position of the European solar power industry.
Launch of joint calls
SOLAR-ERA.NET launched its fourth set of transnational calls PV4 and CSP4 on 8 December 2015. 14 countries and regions participate in these calls with an overall funding budget of some 10 MEUR. Deadline for pre-proposal submission was 11 April 2016, 17:00 CEDT. 39 preproposals were submitted. Deadline for full proposal submission was 5 September 2016, 17:00 CEDT (Central European Daylight Time). 17 full proposals were submitted (more Information here).
Information & Match Making Event
SOLAR-ERA.NET organised an Information and Match Making Event in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 24 February 2016. Further information here.
Next SOLAR-ERA.NET meetings
The next SOLAR-ERA.NET meeting is going to be held in Helsinki on 5 October 2016.