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Preannouncement: SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Joint Call for the Solar Power Industry, Research and Innovation

ANR will participate in the funding of a coming ERA-NET Cofund joint call in the solar power.

SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund will launch its Joint Call in photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) on 4 June 2018. 13 countries participate in this call: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Innovative project proposals are sought on transnational level between different European countries strengthening the competitive position of the European solar power industry. Preproposals have to be submitted not later than 2 October 2018.

The following topics are part of the SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Joint Call:

  • A) Advanced industrial PV technologies (TRL 4 to 7)
  • B) Emerging PV technologies (TRL 3 to 5)
  • C) Building and infrastructure integrated PV (TRL 4 to 7)
  • D) Operation and diagnosis of PV plants (TRL 6 to 7)
  • E) CSP low cost and next generation technologies (TRL 4 to 7)

ANR will cover only some of these topics, for projects, whose TRL is between 3 and 5. ADEME participates in the joint funding of this call as well.

Projects funded under the present call will have a minimum consortium size of two partners from two different participating countries. Within each selected consortium, funding for participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding agencies in accordance with their terms and conditions of funding. Thus, the ANR will fund only the French teams.

Join the Webinar on 21 June 2018

Register now for the information and brokering webinar, latest by 11 June 2018. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:00-12:30 CEDT (Central European Daylight Time).  Les points abord√©s seront : Topics :

  • Hear about the core details of the SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 Joint Call and understand which partners are funding what type of projects.
  • Watch and / or show pitch presentations of project ideas with the aim of establishing new collaboration / consortia (number of presentations limited, max. three minutes per presentation).

If you are interested in attending the webinar, please register for this webinar, latest by 11 June 2018 by clicking the following link : . For any further questions on the webinar, please contact


  • Opening of the call for proposals : 4th of June 2018
  • Webinar : 21st of June 2018 (pre-registration before the 11th of June)
  • End of the call : 2nd of October 2018 (pre-proposals)

More information on the call and SOLAR-ERA.NET network: