Solar Cofund 2 Joint Call

Basic Information

SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Joint Call topics are based on priorities identified in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan resp. in the subsequent Implementation Plans for PV and CSP that are available on the website and on SETIS (PV and CSP). They include strategic targets that shall serve as reference for this call and proposals to be submitted.

Network Solar Cofund 2
Aim of the joint call SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 will bring together 15 national organisations owning and / or managing major solar power research and innovation programmes throughout Europe, covering photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). The network of national and regional funding agencies should increase transnational cooperation between R&D and innovation programmes and contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Energy Technologies (SET-) Plan through specific transnational activities (especially joint calls).
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 04/06/2018
Deadline Pre-Proposal 02/10/2018 Submitted proposal: 55
Deadline Full-Proposal 25/02/2019 Submitted proposal: 34
Evaluation End Date 31/05/2019 Successful proposal: 20 Proposals funded: 19
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Energy
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
  • Other
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Austria Austrian Climate and Energy Fund (KLIEN)
Austria Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Belgium Public Service of Wallonia (SPW)
Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF/IPE)
France Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Project Management Energy, Technology, Sustainability / Research Centre Juelich (PT ETN)
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)
Netherlands Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Sweden Swedish Energy Agency (SWEA)
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
1C4PV One intelligent cloud for PV Assets Diagnosis and Maintenance 15/02/2020 15/02/2022 3
AmBi PV Adapted Modules for Bifacial Photovoltaics 01/10/2019 30/09/2022 6
BIPHASiC BIfacial solar PHotovoltaic AcouStic sCreens 3
BOBTANDEM Band Offset selective Barrier Three Terminal perovskite on s... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 5
CHEER-UP Low Cost High EfficiEnt and Reliable Umg Pv cells (CHEER-UP) 01/02/2020 31/01/2023 4
CUSTCO Cost efficient, upscalable and stable transparent conductive... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 7
ECOSun Economic COgeneration by Efficiently COncentrated SUNlight 01/02/2020 31/01/2023 5
FUN Sputtered and otherwise deposited a-Si for Fabricating passi... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 4
In4CIS New in-line optical methodologies for advanced assessment of... 01/01/2020 31/12/2022 5
NFA4R2ROPV Industrial roll-to-roll (R2R) printing of highly efficient n... 01/09/2019 30/08/2022 5
Nano4CSP Nanomaterials for reduced maintenance costs in CSP plants 01/12/2019 31/07/2023 4
PANAMA Prescriptive analytics and advanced workforce management for... 01/07/2020 05/02/2023 5
PERDRY Dry production routes for large-area benign metal halide per... 01/11/2019 31/12/2022 7
PV-ANALYTIC Advanced photovoltaic system monitoring and analytics soluti... 01/11/2019 31/10/2022 2
PVgnosis DiaGNOSIS, maintenance and operation of PV plants 03/12/2020 31/07/2023 4
ROM-PV Reducing the photovoltaic operation and maintenance (O&M) co... 12/12/2019 31/08/2023 3
SCALEUP Large scale molecular simulation of perovskite solar cells 01/02/2020 31/01/2023 5
SUCCESS Sequential, high Uniformity, Cost Competitive Elemental Sele... 01/09/2019 03/08/2022 5
TubeMon TubeMon - New online flux density and temperature measuring ... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 4
UNIQUE Carbon Based Perovskite Solar Cells with UNI-Directional Ele... 01/09/2019 31/12/2022 9