Grants for Novel Approaches to Concentrated Solar Power
The European Commission (EC) is pleased to launch the Grants for Novel approaches to concentrated solar power (CSP) to novel solutions that use concentrating solar thermal energy to generate power.
Solutions that cogenerate power and heat are also in the scope. Moreover, solutions that support the concentrating solar thermal technology with photovoltaic technology are also in the scope.
Projects should assess the sustainability of the proposed solutions in environmental and socio-economic terms. Applicants are encouraged to consider a ‘circularity by design’ approach.
The check will normally be done for the coordinator if the requested grant amount is equal to or greater than EUR 500 000, except for:
public bodies (entities established as a public body under national law, including local, regional or national authorities) or international organisations; and
cases where the individual requested grant amount is not more than EUR 60 000 (lowvalue grant).
Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants supply renewable, dispatchable power and can therefore be an important element of the evolving energy system.
Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:
Higher shares of variable output renewables in the energy system.
Future, higher-efficiency CSP plants.
Reduced levelized cost of electricity of future CSP plants.
Significant performance regarding start-up, shutdown and load variation of future CSP plants.
Improved environmental profile of future CSP plants.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
eligible non-EU countries:
countries associated to Horizon Europe;
low- and middle-income countries.
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