News & Events

NEWS

2017-06-14    27 Full Proposals Submitted

The SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund call closed its first proposal phase on 14 June 2017. 27 full proposals were submitted.


2017-02-21    48 Preproposals Submitted

The SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund call closed its preproposal phase on 20 February 2017. 48 preproposals were submitted.


2016-12-12    Successful Brokerage Webinar 

A brokerage webinar was held on 12 December 2016 with more than 100 persons and organisations. 12 project ideas were presented. A public delegate list can be found here.


2016-12-05    Launch of SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund Joint Call

SOLAR-ERA.NET launched the first Cofund Joint Call on 5 December 2016. Eleven countries participate in this call: Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. The overall funding budget is approx. 19 MEUR. Deadline for preproposal submission is 20 February 2017, 17:00 CET. More Information here and in the communique.

A brokering webinar will be held on 12 December 2016 (see news below).


2016-11-22    SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund Joint Call - Register now for the Brokerage Webinar

Register now for the brokerage webinar. It will take place on Monday, 12 December 2016, 12-14 CET (11-13 GMT). Attend the webinar, find a partner or show a pitch presentation on your project idea.

Register here!

More info: communiqué / presentation given at the pre-opening information webinar.


2016-11-11    SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund Joint Call - Register now for the Pre-opening Information Webinar

Register now for the pre-opening information webinar. It will take place on Monday, 21 November 2016, 12-13 CET (11-12 GMT). Topics:
- Hear about the core details of the competition with a funding budget of 19 million euros
- Understand which partners are funding project
- Be introduced to the follow up brokering webinar (your chance to pitch and partner!) which will take place on 12 December 2016, 12-14 CET (11-13 GMT)

Register here!

More info / communiqué.


2016-09-07    17 full proposals submitted in the fourth set of SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational calls PV4 and CSP4

17 full proposals were successfully submitted (Deadline 5 September 2016). More Information here.


2016-04-13    39 preproposals submitted

39 preproposals were submitted in the fourth set of transnational SOLAR-ERA.NET calls PV4 and CSP4. More information with Info2016-04-13 (pdf).


2015-12-08    Launch of fourth set of SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational calls PV4 and CSP4

14 countries and regions participate in these calls with an overall funding budget of some 10 MEUR. Deadline for submitting preproposals is 11 April 2016, 17:00 CET. Organisations interested in submitting preproposals must get in touch with their national / regional contact point (check Guidelines).


2015-12-08    Register now - latest by 26 January 2016: Information & Match Making Event

SOLAR-ERA.NET  is organising an Information and Match Making Event in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 24 February 2016. Register now and here ! (2016-01-26: The Event is fully booked.)


2015-09-09 – 21 full proposals submitted in the third set of SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational calls PV3 and CSP3

21 full proposals were successfully submitted (deadline 8 September 2015). More Information here.


2015-04-02    32 preproposals submitted

32 preproposals were submitted in the third set of transnational SOLAR-ERA.NET calls PV3 and CSP3. More information with Info2015-04-02 (pdf).


2014-12-10 – Launch of third set of SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational calls PV3 and CSP3

17 countries and regions participate in these calls with an overall funding budget of some 12 MEUR. Deadline for submitting preproposals is 27 March 2015, 17:00 CET. Organisations interested in submitting preproposals must get in touch with their national / regional contact point (check Guidelines).


2014-10-31 – Pre-announcement for launch of third set of transnational calls

The third set of transnational calls PV3 and CSP3 shall be launched on 10 December 2014. Further information will then be available on this website.


2014-09-17 – 24 full proposals submitted

24 full proposals were successfully submitted (deadline 15 September 2014). More Information here.


2014-05-07    49 preproposals submitted

49 preproposals were submitted in the second set of transnational SOLAR-ERA.NET calls PV2 and CSP2. More information with Info2014-05-07 (pdf).


2014-02-28    Successful webinar on 27 February 2014 with some 50 attendees

The SOLAR-ERA.NET webinar found good interest and was attended by some 50 persons (list of attendees). Presentations given are online.


2014-02-10    Webinar on 27 February 2014: opportunity for organisations looking for partners

The SOLAR-ERA.NET webinar is an ideal opportunity for organisations with new ideas to be introduced to new partners that may be able to solve other organisations’ problems and give rise to some great projects coming in through the competition. The purpose of the event is to:

1) Give a brief overview of the competition.

2) Give organisations an opportunity to find partners through a 2 minute, 2 slide pitch (use this template).

The webinar will be hosted by UK based Energy Knowledge Transfer Network and take place on 27 February 2014 between 12:00 GMT to 13:00 GMT (i.e. 13:00 CET to 14:00 CET).

Save the date and email the completed template to Viola Augstein viola.augstein (at) energyktn.innovateuk.org. Register here latest by 24 February 2014.


2014-01-15    Launch of second set of transnational calls

SOLAR-ERA.NET has launched its second set of Transnational Calls PV2 and CSP2. 17 countries and regions participate with their RTD and innovation programmes in these calls. The total public funding budget for both calls is 12 million euros, covering topics in photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). Innovative project proposals - are sought on transnational level between different European countries strengthening the competitive position of the European solar power industry. Preproposals must be submitted not later than 30 of April 2014.

The following topics are part of the second set of transnational calls:

SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational call PV2:

  • PV2.1 Innovative processes for inorganic thin-film cells & modules
  • PV2.2 Dedicated modules for BIPV design and manufacturing
  • PV2.3 Grid integration and large-scale deployment of PV
  • PV2.4 High-efficiency PV modules based on next generation c-Si solar cells
  • PV2.5 Solar glass and encapsulation materials
  • PV2.6 Concentrator PV technology
  • PV2.7 Si feedstock, crystallization and wafering

SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational call CSP2:

  • CSP2.1 Cost reduction and efficiency increase in components
  • CSP2.2 Dispatchability through storage and hybridisation
  • CSP2.3 New fluids for CSP plants
  • CSP2.4 Innovative thermodynamic cycles

More information with Info2014-01-15 (pdf).


2013-10-11 – 21 full proposals submitted

21 full proposals were submitted in the first set of transnational SOLAR-ERA.NET calls PV1 and CSP1. More information with Info2013-10-11 (pdf).


2013-07-10 – 27 preproposals recommended

27 out of 60 preproposals are recommended for submitting a full proposal (deadline 9 October 2013)


2013-05-24 – 60 preproposals submitted

60 preproposals have been submitted in the first set of transnational SOLAR-ERA.NET calls PV1 and CSP1. More information with Info2013-05-24 (pdf).


2013-03-04 - Announcement for the first set of transnational calls

SOLAR-ERA.NET is launching Transnational Calls PV1 and CSP1 on 4 March 2013. 15 countries and regions participate with their RTD and innovation programmes in these calls. The total public funding budget for both calls is 12 million euros. Innovative project proposals are sought on transnational level between different European countries strengthening the competitive position of the European solar power industry.

The following topics are part of the first set of transnational calls:
SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational call PV1:
PV1.1 Innovative processes for inorganic thin-film cells & modules
PV1.2 Dedicated modules for BIPV design and manufacturing
PV1.3 Grid integration and large-scale deployment of PV
PV1.4 High-efficiency PV modules based on next generation c-Si solar cells
PV1.5 Solar glass and encapsulation materials
SOLAR-ERA.NET transnational call CSP1:
CSP1.1 Cost reduction and efficiency increase in components
CSP1.2 Dispatchability through storage and hybridisation
CSP1.3 New fluids for STE plants

Preproposal must be submitted not later than 15 May 2013, 17:00 CET.
More information with Info2013-03-04 (pdf).

Warning: file_put_contents(/srv/www/solar-era.net/web/files/cache/pages/n/e/w/news-events.cache): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /srv/www/clients/client14/web62/web/concrete/core/libraries/page_cache/types/file.php on line 67