Solar Cofund 2


Basic Information


SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 will bring together national and regional organisations owning and / or managing major solar power research and innovation programmes throughout Europe. They will launch a co-funded and an additional joint call to support highly innovative transnational RDI projects.
SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 will contribute to substantial cost reductions of solar power technologies, to support the economic development of the European solar power sector and to reinforce Europe’s strong position in solar power technologies. Reducing technology cost, lowering the environmental impact of power production and advancing manufacturing technologies, applications and energy system integration are essential to increasing the deployment of solar power technologies as crucial element of the Low Carbon Energy strategy set out in the Energy Package. This way, SOLARERA.NET Cofund 2 will strongy contribute to achieve the ambitious climate change targets, to sustainable, secure, costefficient
energy supply and to provide growth and jobs in the solar and related industry sectors providing also a solid technological and industrial base.
SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 will focus on solar power technologies covering both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar
power (CSP) / solar thermal electricity (STE) according to the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and the documents with Declaration on Strategic Targets in the context of an Initiative for Global Leadership in Photovoltaics resp. Concentrated Solar Power and their subsequent Implementation Plans being elaborated by the respective technology groups, i.e. European Technology & Innovation Platforms related Temporary Working Groups.
SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 follows on from the SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund (started in 2016) and SOLAR-ERA.NET project and network running from 2012 to 2016 and previous PV-ERA-NET network, taking advantage of more than thirteen years of ERA-NET experience.

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC3 (Secure, clean and efficient energy)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy
  • Environment

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
Solar Cofund 2 Additional Joint Call 2021 two-stages 06/10/2021 12/01/2022

Submitted: 16

04/05/2022 30/06/2022

Funded: 5

Solar Cofund 2 Additional Joint Call 2019 two-stages 07/10/2019 29/01/2020

Submitted: 37


Submitted: 22


Successful: 9

Funded: 9

Solar Cofund 2 Joint Call two-stages 04/06/2018 02/10/2018

Submitted: 55


Submitted: 34


Successful: 20

Funded: 20