EU-SOLARIS is an initiative to foster, contribute and promote the scientific and technological development of Solar Thermo Electric technologies in Europe. The initiative, presented by the Advanced Technological Centre for Renewable Energies (CTAER) and the Almeria Solar Platform (PSA-CIEMAT). The iniciative is also integrated in the frame of European Stratategy Forum oN Research Infraestructures (ESFRI) in The European Comission (CE). The purpose of EU SOLARIS is to contribute to the improvement of the status of art of these technologies whit the aim of perserving and reinforsing the European leadership in this field.
The represented members, acting as integrating parts in the Consortium Agreement of the Project, and their representative organizations are the following:
- GERMANY – DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, Germany's National Research Center for Aeronautics and Space)
- CYPRUS – The Cyprus Institute (Instituto de Chipre)
- CTAER (Centro Tecnológico Avanzado de Energías Renovables, Advanced Technological Centre for Renewable Energies)
- PSA-CIEMAT (Plataforma Solar de Almería, Almería Solar Platform)
- The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Goberment of Spain)
- FRANCE - CNR (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, National Center for Scientific Research)
- CRES (Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving)
- APTL, (Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory)
- ITALY - ENEA, ENEA (Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenible, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)
- LNEG (Laboratorio Nacional de Energía e Geología, National Laboratory for Energy and Geology)
- Universidad de Évora (Évora University)
- GÜNAM (Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications)
- ILTEK (Selcuk University, Advance Technology Research Center)
- ISRAEL - Weizmann Institute of Science (Instituto de Ciencia Weizmann).
In addition to research centres, EU SOLARIS is supported by the major organisations within the Solar Thermoelectric Industry ESTELA (Europea Solar Thermal Electricity Association).