1st CSP Joint Call

Basic Information

"The CSP ERANET 1st Cofund Joint Call is carried out by national / regional research and technology development (RTD) and innovation programmes and national / regional funding agencies in the field of concentrating solar power (CSP) / solar thermal electricity (STE). The CSP ERANET 1st Cofund Joint Call is carried out by the following countries and regions: Germany and North-RhineWestphalia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Extremadura, Switzerland and Turkey. The Project will be based on the research and priorities identified in the SET Plan and the CSP Implementation Plan, prioritizing 8 topics: 1. Advanced linear Fresnel technology 2. Parabolic trough with molten salt 3. Parabolic trough with silicone oil 4. Open volumetric air receiver 5. Improved central receiver molten salt technology 6. Next generation of central receiver power plants 7. Multi-tower beam down system 8. Advanced TES (Thermal Energy Storage)

Website https://csp-eranet.eu/calls
Aim of the joint call The aim of CSP ERANET is to coordinate the efforts of Member States, Associated Countries and Regions towards achieving CSP SET Plan objectives, by pooling their financial resources to implement joint calls for R&I proposals, resulting in strategic projects that could not be financed by individual countries or by the EC on their own. So, the aim of the Joint Call is to pool funds that will allow financing large-scale projects implementing medium to high TRL research, which will accelerate the time to commercial deployment of affordable, cost-effective and resource-efficient CSP technology solutions. This will allow to decarbonise the energy system in a sustainable way and to place CSP technology in a referent position by filling the gap of some RES technologies that are not manageable or storable at an affordable cost.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 07/10/2019
Deadline Pre-Proposal 10/01/2020 Submitted proposal: 8
Deadline Full-Proposal 19/06/2020 Submitted proposal: 6
Evaluation End Date 20/10/2020 Successful proposal: 6 Proposals funded: 6
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Energy
  • Environment
Type of research
  • Applied Research
  • Pre-competitive research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Germany Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWFT-NRW)
Germany Project Management Juelich / Research Centre Juelich (PTJ/FZJ)
Greece General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT)
Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources (MoE-IL)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Portugal Directorate General for Energy and Geology (DGEG)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Switzerland Federal Office of Energy (SFOE/BFE)
Türkiye The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
CSPplus Techno-economical evaluation of different thermal energy sto... 15/03/2021 14/03/2024 6
EuroPaTMoS European Parabolic Trough with Molten Salt 01/12/2020 28/02/2024 10
InnoSolPower INNOvative SOLar micro-TES with high-POWER density 15/01/2021 14/01/2024 4
NEWCLINE Advanced thermocline concepts for thermal energy storage for... 01/12/2020 31/03/2024 5
Si-CO High performance parabolic trough collector and innovative s... 01/04/2021 30/09/2023 8
TES4Trig Thermal Energy Storage for On-demand Solar Trigeneration 01/12/2020 30/06/2023 6