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FOstering Solar TEchnology in the MEDiterranean area (FOSTEr in MED)
Start date: Nov 30, 2012, End date: Nov 29, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project in briefThe Mediterranean region is characterized by the significant potential of solar energy. The sunlight time ranges from 2650 to 3400 hours per year with average radiation going up to 3200 kWh/m2 per year. Despite these favorable weather conditions, the development of solar energy in the Mediterranean area is still limited by technical, institutional, financial and market barriers.FOSTEr in MED intends to fully exploit the potential of solar technologies through the transfer of technical knowhow to actors of the sector (SMEs, engineers, students), the identification of best practices in the policy and regulatory fields and the implementation of five pilot projects aiming to equip public buildings with innovative solar photovoltaic plants.Specific objectiveTo transfer knowhow in the solar energy field, to implement a shared design methodology and to promote solar energy innovative technologies at civil society level. Expected Results: • Cultural and normative barriers, design and technical gap that can delay the diffusion of solar technologies identified through comprehensive context analysis • Solar technologies and its technological trends promoted • Local legislations on solar energy compared and common innovation proposals defined• Design, architectural integration and installation competences transferred • Solar energy consumption increased in 5 public buildings through 85 kWp of photovoltaic panels installed

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  • 2007 - 2013 Mediterranean Sea Basin ENPI CBC
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