Funding available for Power Generation Projects: European Commission

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Funding available for Power Generation Projects: European Commission

Deadline: 23-Feb-22

European Commission is calling for proposals for Demonstration Pilot Lines For Alternative and Innovative PV Technologies.


The proposal should address all of the following:

Develop and demonstrate at pilot line level innovative or alternative and advanced versions of existing PV technologies: the pilot lines should show the feasibility and cost-competitiveness of industrial production of cells and modules.
Develop corresponding manufacturing equipment.
Implement Industry 4.0 concepts.
Test and validate the performance characteristics of manufactured products (efficiency, durability, reliability, etc.).
Demonstrate a business case for manufacturing plants of individual output capacity in the GW range and a market introduction strategy.
Address the following related aspects: lower environmental impact, better resource efficiency than current commercial renewable technologies, circularity potential (including recycling and sustainability by design).
Document all demonstrators fully and transparently to ensure replicability and up scaling, to assist future planning decisions.
Funding Information

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).
Expected Outcomes

Photovoltaic power generation is pivotal in the transition to a clean energy system and the achievement of the zero-emissions target. To that end, it is important to enhance affordability, security of supply and sustainability of PV technologies along with further efficiency improvements. To insure security of supply, retaining the whole value chain in Europe is essential; technology de-risking is a necessary step towards this direction. Consequently, project results are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

Promote a considerable pipeline of new and advanced versions of existing technologies from lab to fab production, enabling robust continued performance increase, opening up new applications and facilitating further cost reduction.
Reinforce the European PV value chain, support local companies to develop and sell differentiated and high value PV products and create local jobs.
Demonstrate the feasibility and cost-competiveness of the novel PV technologies.
Contribute towards establishing a solid European innovation base.
Enable and facilitate large-scale deployment of PV and generation of renewable electricity.
Minimise the impact of PV on landscape and environment by increasing its energy yield/m2.
Eligibility Criteria

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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