Scientific and Technological Alliance for Guaranteeing the European Excellence in Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy (STAGE-STE)

Type: International Project Project

Duration: from 2014 Feb 01 to 2018 Jan 31

Financed by: European Commission

Prime Contractor: CIEMAT (Other) - Madrid, Spain

Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy encompasses Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), also called CSP and other associated processes applications and technologies (such as Solar Thermochemical Fuels – STF – Solar Process Heat, Solar Assisted and Hybrid Desalination, etc…) that are called to play a major role for the achievemement of energy sustainability in our modern societies due to the following factors: on one hand, solar energy provides the highest potential of renewable energy sources to our planet [1] and, on the other hand, STE is the only renewable technology that can provide dispatchable power in the technically and economically viable way, by means of thermal storage and /or hybridization with for example biomass.


  • ACCIONA (Company) -Spain
  • ASE (Company) -Italy
  • ASNT (Other) -Spain
  • CEA LIST (Other) -France
  • CENER - National Renewable Energy Centre (Other) -Spain
  • CIEMAT (Other) - Madrid, Spain
  • CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier (University) - Toulouse, France
  • Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Other) -Italy
  • CRAN (Company) -United Kingdom
  • CRS4 (Other) -Italy
  • CSERS - Center for Solar Energy Research and Studies (Other) -Lybia
  • CSIRO The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Other) -Australia
  • CTAER, The Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energies (Other) -Spain
  • CYI, The Cyprus Institute (Other) -Cyprus
  • DLR, The German Aerospace Center (Other) -Germany
  • ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (Other) -Italy
  • ESTELA European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (Other) -Belgium
  • ETH (University) - Zurich, Switzerland
  • FBK Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Other) -Italy
  • FISE, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Other) -Germany
  • FUSP Fundação de Apoio à Universidade de São Paulo (Other) -Brazil
  • HITIT (Company) -Turkey
  • IEECAS Institute of Earth Environment, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Other) -China
  • IK4-TEKNIKER (Other) -Spain
  • IMDEA (Other) -Spain
  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • IST-ID (University) -Portugal
  • KSU, King Saud University (University) -Saudi Arabia
  • LNEG - Laboratório de Energia e Geologia (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Paul Scherrer Institut (Other) -Switzerland
  • SCHOTT (Company) -Germany
  • SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A (Company) -Spain
  • SUN (Company) -South Africa
  • UCAM University of Cadi Ayyad (University) -Morocco
  • Universidade Autónoma do México (University) - Cidade do México, México
  • Universidade de Évora (University) - Évora, Portugal
  • Universidade do Chile (University) - Santiago do Chile, Chile
  • Universitá Degli Studi Di Palermo (University) - Palermo, Italy

Principal Investigators