Solar Energy Solar Energy

An interregional partnership for solar energy and smart specialisation is currently working on 4 different projects/concepts:

  1. A large-scale Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) First of a kind (FOAK) project: Concentrated Solar power (CSP) Plant, hybridised with Photovoltaic (PV), including storage to provide fully dispatchable power and to allow for more flexible generation.
  2. A research facility for Solar technologies
  3. The Promotion of electricity exports from solar technologies from Southern to Central and Northern European countries
  4. The use of medium temperature solar energy in the agro industry.



Regions involved

Co-lead regions: Extremadura (ES) and Alentejo (PT)

Participating regions: Andalusia, Asturias (ES), South Estonia (EE), Sicily (IT), Slovenia (SI),  South Karelia, Vaasa (Ostrobothnia) (FI), GAP Region - TR33 (TU)


1. Contact details of the lead region

Olga Garcia, Directora General Junta de Extremadura

Joaquim Fialho, CCDR Alentejo

2. Contact details of JRC

Ana Díaz, Directorate C, Energy, Climate and Transport. Unit C6 - Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport
Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy)

More information

Related events:

  • The coordination-working meeting of the Solar partnership held on the 9th of March 2018, in Evora, Portugal, established the co-leadership for the Solar partnership between Extremadura (ES) and Alentejo (PT). More info here.

Events Events

Coordination-working meeting of the Solar Smart Specialisation partnership

A coordination-working meeting of the Solar Smart Specialisation partnership was held on the 9th of March 2018, in Evora, Portugal.

S3PEnergy - High Level Event

The project concluded the first phase of its activities at the end of 2017. As a conclusion of the tasks carried out by the S3PEnergy, a High Level Event...

Solar partnership working meeting

Working session with the partners of the interregional S3 Partnership on Solar Energy.

Innovation camp smart specialisation in energy

This innovation camp takes place these 11th and 12th October in Brussels. It counts on the joint participation of three S3PEnergy partnerships, external...

Kick-off meeting of the Solar S3 Partnership

Kick-off meeting of the Smart Specialisation Interregional Partnership on Solar Energy

Related Documents Related Documents

Promoting solar electricity exports from southern to central and northern European countries: Extremadura case study

JRC Science for Policy report Caldés-Gómez, N., Díaz-Vázquez, A.R.
Under the auspices of the Smart Specialisation platform, this report presents the benefits of cross-border solar electricity trade in Europe. A...