About SOLAR-ERA.NET

SOLAR-ERA.NET is a European network of national and regional funding organisations and RTD and innovation programmes in the field of solar electricity generation, i.e. photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) / solar thermal electricity (STE). It was established within a FP7 ERA-NET project and continues its activities in the Cofund ERA-NET scheme.

SOLAR-ERA.NET shall contribute to reaching the objectives of the Strategic European Technology (SET-) Plan by launching Joint Calls for supporting transnational projects. SOLAR-ERA.NET is supported by the European Commission within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 (Cofund ERA-NET Action, N° 691664 and N° 786483).


This website provides you with information on the Joint Calls carried out since November 2012. Below you can find all SOLAR-ERA.NET partners. Countries and funding agencies participating in ongoing Joint Calls can be found in the respective Guidelines.


SOLAR-ERA.NET Participants / Partners (previously and currently)

Country / Region (alphabetical order)Short nameOrganisation nameWebsite
Austria BMVIT Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie www.bmvit.gv.at
Austria KLIEN Klima- und Energiefonds www.klimafonds.gv.at
Austria FFG Österreichische Forschungförderungsgesellschaft www.ffg.at
Belgium - Flanders VLAIO Vlaams Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen www.vlaio.be
Belgium - Wallonie SPW Service Public de Wallonie energie.wallonie.be
Cyprus RIF Research & Innovation Foundation www.research.org.cy
Finland Business Finland Business Finland (formerly TEKES) www.businessfinland.fi
France ADEME Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie www.ademe.fr
France ANR Agence nationale de la recherche www.anr.fr
Germany Jülich Project Management Jülich (PtJ), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) www.fz-juelich.de
Germany – North-Rhine-Westphalia Jülich Project Management Organisation Energy, Tech­nology, Sustainability (ETN), Forschungszentrum Jülich www.fz-juelich.de
Greece GSRT Geniki Grammatia Erevnas Kai Technologias www.gsrt.gr
Italy MIUR Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università et della Ricerca www.miur.it
Israel MoE Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources www.energy.gov.il
Netherlands, the RVO Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland www.rvo.nl
Poland NCBR Narodowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju www.ncbr.gov.pl
Spain AEI Agencia estatal de investigación www.aei.gob.es
Spain CDTI Centro para el desarollo tecnológico www.cdti.es
Sweden SWEA Swedish Energy Agency www.swedishenergyagency.se
Switzerland NET NET Nowak Energy & Technology www.netenergy.ch
Switzerland SFOE Swiss Federal Office of Energy www.sfoe.admin.ch
Turkey TUBITAK Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu www.tubitak.gov.tr
United Kingdom Innovate UK Innovate UK www.tsb.gov.uk