SFERA

Solar Facilities for the European Research Area

 Coordinatore  

 Organization address address: Avenida Complutense 22
city: MADRID
postcode: 28040

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ana
Cognome: Collados Martín-Posadillo
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 913466096
Fax: +34 913466005

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Non specificata
 Totale costo 9˙042˙935 €
 EC contributo 7˙396˙804 €
 Programma FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research infrastructures
 Code Call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
 Funding Scheme CP-CS
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-07-01   -   2013-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

 Organization address address: Avenida Complutense 22
city: MADRID
postcode: 28040

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ana
Cognome: Collados Martín-Posadillo
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 913466096
Fax: +34 913466005

ES (MADRID) coordinator 2˙160˙281.73
2    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jocelyn
Cognome: Mére
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 467613536
Fax: +33 467043236

FR (PARIS) participant 1˙641˙746.14
3    DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

 Organization address address: Linder Hoehe
city: KOELN
postcode: 51147

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Georg
Cognome: Boehm
Email: send email
Telefono: 4922040000000
Fax: 4922040000000

DE (KOELN) participant 1˙195˙999.32
4    AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE,L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

 Organization address address: Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon di Revel 76
city: ROMA
postcode: 196

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Mariella
Cognome: Caffarelli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 30483694
Fax: +39 06 30486779

IT (ROMA) participant 708˙240.48
5    WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

 Organization address address: HERZL STREET 234
city: REHOVOT
postcode: 7610001

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Talia
Cognome: Tzahor
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 8 934 4026
Fax: +972 8 934 4165

IL (REHOVOT) participant 692˙189.34
6    PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

 Organization address address: Villigen
city: VILLIGEN PSI
postcode: 5232

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Irene
Cognome: Walthert
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 56 3102664
Fax: +41 56 3102717

CH (VILLIGEN PSI) participant 649˙846.84
7    EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH

 Organization address address: Raemistrasse 101
city: ZUERICH
postcode: 8092

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Chen
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 6327705
Fax: +41 44 6321893

CH (ZUERICH) participant 98˙759.04
8    UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III

 Organization address address: ROUTE DE NARBONNE 118
city: TOULOUSE CEDEX 9
postcode: 31062

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Anne
Cognome: Molinié
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 561 556604
Fax: +33 561 57313

FR (TOULOUSE CEDEX 9) participant 79˙361.60
9 AUNERGY THERMOSOLAR S.R.L. ES participant 63˙798.80
10    INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA

 Organization address address: AVENIDA ALVES REDOL 9
city: S JOAO DE DEUS LISBOA
postcode: 1000029

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maria Ilda
Cognome: Ribeiro
Email: send email
Telefono: 351213000000
Fax: 351213000000

PT (S JOAO DE DEUS LISBOA) participant 50˙981.90
11    DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.

 Organization address address: Burggrafenstrasse 6
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10787

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Siglinde
Cognome: Kaiser
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 2601 2047
Fax: +49 30 2601 1738

DE (BERLIN) participant 29˙801.56
12    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gilles
Cognome: Fanget
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 438 782718
Fax: +33 438 785118

FR (PARIS 15) participant 25˙797.91

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industry    duplication    concentrating    facilities    standards    plants    technologies    countries    interaction    data    education    desalination    sfera    thermal    online    laboratory    benefit    water    sunshape    energy    radiation    disinfection    infrastructures    networking    training    renewable    framework    mediterranean    establishing    bulk    resource    solar    scientific    instrumentation    cst    hydrogen    virtual    thermodynamic    creation    competitiveness    circumsolar    concentrated    time    encouraged    generation    reference    ste    materials    decontamination    electricity    cycles   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

Concentrated solar energy is a very promising renewable source of energy. The solar resource in the Mediterranean countries of the EU and in North Africa is huge. The best known application so far is bulk electricity generation through thermodynamic cycles, but other applications have also been demonstrated, such as production of hydrogen and solar fuels, water treatment and research in advanced materials. Europe is a leader in research and development of this technology. Most of the large R&D infrastructures are European and our industry is leading the way in its commercial deployment, now in an early stage. All the most important European R&D infrastructures on concentrated solar energy are participating in this proposal. Five of them, CIEMAT-PSA, DLR, PROMES-CNRS, ETH and PSI were already part of a virtual laboratory consortium known as ‘Sol LAB’, which has initiated several networking activities since its creation in 2004. ENEA and WIS now join the consortium submitting this proposal, thus looking to consolidate a partnership as the reference European Solar Research Laboratory. This proposal concerns three activities: - Networking: Aiming at the creation of a stable framework for co-operation in which resources are shared, common standards developed, duplication of research effort is avoided and interaction with European research, education and industry is encouraged. - Transnational access: Opening the doors of the most relevant R&D infrastructures to interested users, optimizing the use of the facilities and creating critical mass for new research initiatives. - Joint Research: developing common standards and procedures for better consortium performance and development of advanced instrumentation and new RI thus improving the services offered to the user community.

Introduzione (Teaser)

Leading European research institutes in concentrating solar systems joined forces to create a virtual European laboratory, offering researchers and industry access to some of the best research and test infrastructures in Europe.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The EU has set itself the challenge of tripling its renewable energy production by 2020. Concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies can make a significant contribution to achieving this target In particular, the countries surrounding the Mediterranean will benefit from exploiting solar resources. Its most common application is bulk electricity generation through thermodynamic cycles. These systems are called Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) plants. Other uses include hydrogen production, water decontamination and disinfection, desalination and research into advanced materials.

The EU-funded http://sfera.sollab.eu/index.php (SFERA) (Solar facilities for the European Research Area) project reinforced Europe's leading role in CST technologies by establishing new partnerships amongst leading research centres in diverse countries. The development of this reference European solar laboratory contributes to encourage sustainable energy supply, also securing the competitiveness of European technology suppliers in the CST field worldwide.

A major benefit of SFERA is that researchers have access to state-of-the-art high-flux and solar research facilities not found anywhere else in the world for developing new scientific and technological challenges. These include horizontal and vertical solar furnaces, solar water decontamination, disinfection and solar desalination facilities.

Over the course of the project, partners developed measurement systems for sunshape analysis that are already commercially available. Given that the sunshape strongly varies with time and climate, many sites can benefit from these tools, creating a bigger database of circumsolar radiation measurements.

Based on the exemplary results for the investigated STE plants, the impact of circumsolar radiation on the plant yield in hazy regions can be roughly estimated. The raw data from the SFERA systems are available online and can also be used for other solar energy applications or atmospheric science applications. Thanks to the SPRAY software, the correct time-series processing of circumsolar radiation data is now possible.

Another outcome of the project is the development of a scientifically sound methodology to test and to evaluate different types of thermal energy storage systems and materials which is of great importance for improving the competitiveness of STE plants.

Project partners created a cooperation framework. This was aimed at facilitating resource sharing, helping to develop common standards and procedures, preventing duplication of research and supporting the building of advanced instrumentation for CST research infrastructures. The consortium also organised training courses for young researchers, whose training materials are available online, and encouraged interaction with members from European research, education and industry communities.

SFERA increased awareness of potential applications of CST technologies, establishing also new synergies with other scientific disciplines. Dissemination activities included conferences, exhibitions, newsletters, brochures and the project website.

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