Basic Information

SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund will focus on solar power technologies covering both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) / solar thermal electricity according to the set-up of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative as part of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan.

Network SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund
Aim of the joint call SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 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 05/12/2016
Deadline Pre-Proposal 20/02/2017 Submitted proposal: 48
Deadline Full-Proposal 14/06/2017 Submitted proposal: 27
Evaluation End Date 31/10/2017 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 16
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Energy
Type of research n/a
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

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
1500-SIC Develop a new photovoltaic Inverter with SiC full power oper... 01/03/2018 31/12/2019 3
BI-FACE High-efficiency bifacial PV Modules and Systems for flat roo... 01/03/2018 28/02/2020 6
CEFRABID Clean energy from road acoustic barriers infrastructure deve... 01/09/2018 31/12/2019 5
Cover Power Smart Glass Coatings for Innovative BiPV Solutions 01/01/2018 31/12/2020 6
ENMESH ENabling Micro-ConcEntrator PhotovoltaicS with Novel Interco... 01/01/2018 31/12/2019 3
Erigeneia Enabling rising penetration and added value of photovoltaic ... 02/05/2018 01/05/2021 6
HEAVENLY High-efficiency PERT and IBC cell development focussing on p... 01/02/2018 31/01/2021 3
Hyconsys Hydrogen control in solar thermal parabolic trough heat tran... 01/01/2018 31/12/2020 4
MASTERPV Innovative manufacturing solutions for cost-efficient semitr... 01/01/2018 31/12/2020 3
NELL Novel encapsulant for long lifetime high voltage PID-resista... 01/03/2018 31/12/2019 2
NEXT-FOIL Next generation conductive solar foil for flexible photovolt... 01/03/2018 28/02/2020 3
PANELPV Sanwich panels with integratef PV with freedom of size and c... 01/11/2017 31/10/2019 6
PROGNOSIS Intra-hour prediction of solar electricity generation from P... 02/04/2018 01/04/2021 3
Pearl PERC meets self-aligned selective emitter technologies based... 01/01/2018 31/12/2019 4
Pvtool Development of tools for effective control of large PV power... 01/09/2018 01/07/2021 3
RHINO RHINO: Realization of High efficiency Industrial N-type sOla... 01/01/2018 31/12/2020 4