Network

SOLAR-ERA.NET is a FP7 funded European network of national and regional funding organizations 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).

SOLAR-ERA.NET shall contribute to reaching the objectives of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative (SEII) by carrying out the coordination and support actions for the implementation of the SEII between national and regional RTD and innovation programmes.

The SEII is embedded in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) which aims to increase, coordinate and focus EU support on key low-carbon energy technologies in order to achieve the Europe’s 2020 energy objectives in the future. The SEII is a joint initiative of the industry sector, European Commission and member states. The objective of the SEII is to boost the development of the PV and CSP sector beyond “business-as-usual” in the areas of Research and Development, Demonstration and Deployment. For the concerned solar electricity technologies Implementation Plans have been developed setting out priorities for RTD in Europe.

The goal of SOLAR-ERA.NET is to undertake joint strategic planning, programming and activities for RTD and innovation in the area of solar electricity generation. Joint activities, namely joint calls, are defined for key topics and priorities in accordance with the Solar Europe Industry Initiative (SEII). These transnational calls are part of these activities.

 

SOLAR-ERA.NET Participants / Partners

Country / Region (alphabetical order)

Short name

Organisation name

Website

Austria

BMVIT

Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie

www.bmvit.gv.at

Austria

KLIEN

Klima- und Energiefonds

www.klimafonds.gv.at

Belgium - Flanders

IWT

Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie

www.iwt.be

Belgium - Wallonie

SPW

Service Public de Wallonie

http://energie.wallonie.be / http://recherche-technologie.wallonie.be

Cyprus

RPF

Research Promotion Foundation

www.research.org.cy

Finland

TEKES

Finnish Funding Agency for 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

NL Agency

NL Agency

www.agentschapnl.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

TSB

Technology Strategy Board

www.tsb.gov.uk