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 a new (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).

This website provides you with information on the four joint calls carried out in the period running from November 2012 to October 2016 as well as on new Cofund joint calls running from November 2016 on. 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
Belgium - Flanders VLAIO Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen www.vlaio.be
Belgium - Wallonie SPW Service Public de Wallonie energie.wallonie.be
Cyprus RPF Research Promotion Foundation www.research.org.cy
Finland TEKES Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation www.tekes.fi
France ADEME Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie www.ademe.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, Forschungszentrum Jülich www.fz-juelich.de
Greece CRES Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving www.cres.gr
Italy RegPuglia Regione Puglia, Research and Competitiveness Service www.regione.puglia.it
Italy RegSicilia Regione Sicilia, Assessorato regionale delle attività produttive www.regione.sicilia.it
Netherlands, the RVO Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland www.rvo.nl
Poland NCBR Narodowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju www.ncbr.gov.pl
Spain CIEMAT Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) www.ciemat.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 www.innovateuk.org



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