Expected Outcome:Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
- Reduced consumption of materials.
- Reduced environmental footprint of the European solar thermal manufacturing industry.
- Increased competitiveness of the European solar thermal manufacturing industry.
ScopeSupport will be given to innovative solutions to manufacture components and/or sub-systems and/or systems for solar thermal applications. The manufacturing solutions should increase the production output and reduce the cost vis-à-vis current production lines. The solutions should integrate quality controls and be flexible enough to adapt to various solar thermal applications.
The proposal should assess and optimize the requirements in terms of materials needed to produce the components and/or sub-systems and/or systems.
Applicants are encouraged to consider a ‘circularity by design’ approach.
The plan for the exploitation and dissemination of results for proposals submitted under this topic should include a strong business case and sound exploitation strategy. The exploitation plans should include preliminary plans for scalability, commercialisation, and deployment (feasibility study, business plan), indicating the possible funding sources to be used (in particular, the Innovation Fund).