CSP ERANET is the result of a joint EU will for bridging the gap between research and commercial deployment in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, so this technology can play a main role in the European renewable electricity generation in a medium term.
CSP ERANET aims to coordinate the efforts of Member States, Associated Countries and Regions towards achieving CSP SET Plan objectives, by pooling their financial resources to implement joint calls for R&I proposals, resulting on strategic projects with substantial volumes of investment, which cannot be allocated by individual countries or by the European Commission on their own.
Super Mirror Power Plant in Gansu, NW China
This giant molten-salt concentrated solar power plant capable of providing 100MW power works by using 12,000 mirrors that concentrate the sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a solar tower, which then heats the molten salt. It is designed to generate 390 million kWh of power annually, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 350,000 metric tons per year.
Launch of the ‘Towards Green Transition’ Facility
The Towards Green Transition’ Facility has already been launched. This new initiative will enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support delivered by highly qualified experts. The call for applications is open until 5 March 2021 at 18:00 CET.
InnoSolPower Kick off Meeting
The Kick-off-Meeting of the CSP-ERANET 1st Call project InnoSolPower was held online on February 9th 2021, 09:00-11:00 (Brussels time). Therefore, the project activities have been initiated.
CSP-ERANET 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 (available on the website CSP-ERANET). They include strategic targets that shall serve as reference for this call and proposals to be submitted.