Solar Energy Solar Energy

Monitoring reports containing a management report and a progress report prepared by the Lead Region(s) are available here:
  Monitoring report covering the period from July to December 2018
  Monitoring report covering the period from January to June 2019

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

  1. A large-scale sustainable energy technology 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 renewable electricity exports from Southern to Central and Northern European countries, by using the Cooperation Mechanisms defined in the EU Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC.
  4. The use of medium temperature solar energy in the agro industry.

Regions involved

Leading regions
Participating regions
Interested regions

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

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

Information on partner regions: December 2018, according to the Monitoring Report provided by the lead regions.


1. Contact details of the lead region

2. Contact details of JRC

Isabelle SEIGNEUR, Directorate B, Growth and Innovation. Unit 3, Territorial Development. Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy)

Ana DÍAZ, Directorate C, Energy, Climate and Transport. Unit C6 - Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport

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

S3 Thematic Platforms Days: Conference and Meetings

The S3 Thematic Platformd Days: Conference and Meetings, co-hosted by the Basque Country, consisted of a Joint Thematic Platforms Conference and three...

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.
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