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STAGE-STE: Scientific and technological alliance for guaranteeing the european excellence in concentrating solar

European project corresponding to the call FP7-ENERGY-2013-IRP (Topic ENERGY.2013.10.1.10) of 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

The STAGE-STE project has achieved the maximum score (15/15) in the call Integrated Research Project (IRP), associated with the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance, European Energy Research Alliance) initiative.

Its main objective will be to get together the main European research organizations in the organization of reference in Europe in addition to defining priorities, and focuses the research agenda in the coming years, achieves aligning existing funding at European level with those of different countries interested in the development of related technologies. Industry participants in the consortium will define the involvement of industry in the whole process of generation and transfer of knowledge acquired and international agencies provide their vision and collaboration in specific developments needed for the effective implementation of technology in different regions with significant solar potential. 

Partners: CIEMAT (Coordinator); DLR; Paul Scherrer Institut; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung; Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove Tecnologie, L'enrgia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenible; Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich; Commissariat a l'eenergie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives; The Cyprus Institute Limited; Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia IP; Fundacion Centro Tecnologico Avanzado de Energias Renovables de Andalucia; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Fundacion CENER-CIEMAT; Fundacion Tecnalia; Universidad de Evora; Fundacion IMDEA Energia; Cranfield University; Fundacion Tekniker; Torresol Energy Investments SA; Areva Renouvelables SAS; HSE Hitit Solar Enerji AS; Acciona Energia SA; Schott Solar CSP GmbH; Archimede Solar Energy Srl; European Solar Thermal Electricity Association; King Saud University; Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; StellenboschUniversity; Center for Solar Energy Research and Studies; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; Fundacao de Apoio a Universidades de Sao Paulo; Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Universidad de Chile; Universite Cadi Ayyad; Universita degli Studi di Palermo; Centro di Ricerca, Sviluppo e Studi Superiori in Sardegna; Inesc ID; Associacao do Instituto Superior Tecnico para a Investigacao e Desenvolvimiento; Institute of Electrical Engineering.
Funding Institution/Program: European Union/FP7-Cooperation. Call identifier: FP7-ENERGY-2013-IRP  (Topic ENERGY.2013.10.1.10)
Period: February 2014-January 2018
Principal researcher: Dr. Manuel Romero