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Solar Adoption Rise in the 2 Seas

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

France

University of Picardie Jules Verne

Lead partner

address

33 Rue St Leu
52501 Amiens
France

Project budget

4 302 023

ERDF amount

2 581 214

ERDF rate

60%

Start date

01/01/2018

End date

30/06/2021

Common challenge

Solar electricity generation has increased rapidly in recent years; in 2014 it accounted for 11% of EU renewable electricity (Eurostat), becoming the third largest contributor to electricity production from renewable energy (RE) sources in Europe. Solar is the most abundant of all RE sources. Yet it is perceived as prohibitively expensive (taking years before investment is returned) and problematic, as the electricity grid infrastructure struggles to cope with the variability of solar energy. There is little deployment of solutions like battery storage with solar photovoltaic that would offer grid balancing to enable solar to scale up.

Accordingly solar remains a small part of Europe’s energy system and does not achieve its potential in the 2 Seas Region. With consumer energy prices rising, there is a common challenge to reduce costs and improve applicability and efficiency of the technology, resulting in accelerated uptake and wider deployment of solar energy across the 2 Seas region.  

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

KU Leuven – Technology campus Gent

England

Brighton & Hove City Council

Belgium/Flanders

Kamp C

France

Enercoop Nord-Pas de Calais - Picardie

Belgium/Flanders

Flux 50

England

University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation

Belgium/Flanders

Municipality Zoersel

Belgium/Flanders

City of Middelkerke

France

Fourmies City

Netherlands

Municipality Middelburg

Netherlands

City of Heerhugowaard