2nd CSP Joint Call

Basic Information

The CSP ERANET Additional 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 Additional Call is carried out by the following countries and regions: Germany and North-RhineWestphalia, Israel, Spain, 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/additional
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 01/10/2021
Deadline Pre-Proposal 03/12/2021 Submitted proposal: 7
Deadline Full-Proposal 25/03/2022 Submitted proposal: 5
Evaluation End Date 17/06/2022 Successful proposal: 4 Proposals funded: 4
Is call co-funded? No
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

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
ADVIAMOS Advancing innovations in molten salt 01/03/2023 28/02/2026 7
DISOPED DIgital twin analysis of SOlar Parabolic trough collector pl... 01/03/2023 28/02/2026 4
LEIA Solar field measurements to improve performance 01/03/2023 28/02/2026 7
MIRAGE Characterization and Optimization of High Reflectivity Mirro... 01/03/2023 28/02/2026 3