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4.500.000,00 €


01/12/2012 - 31/07/2016


Fostering Solar Technology in the Mediterranean Sea


The 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 favourable 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 know-how 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.

Its specifics objectives are transferring know-how in the solar energy field, implementing a shared design methodology and promoting solar energy innovative technologies at the civil society level.


  • Green Economy
  • Innovation & Research
  • Renewable Energies (Water, Solar, Wind)
  • Sustainable Development

Target groups

  • Education & Research
  • Experts
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)


  • Decision-makers (local, regional and national levels)
  • Public


4.500.000,00 €

90% – European Union (ENPI CBC MED)
10% – Project co-financing


01/12/2012 - 31/07/2016


  • 5 pilot projects realized in 5 public buildings through 85 kWp of photovoltaic panels installed
  • 18 pieces of training dedicated to 400 stakeholders (180 designers, 120 SMEs/installers and 150 university students) to transfer technical knowhow
  • Qualitative analysis report published, with local legislation on solar energy compared and common innovation proposals defined
  • Information seminars to promote the benefits of solar technologies involving 350 citizens and 3500 students of 60 schools
  • Formulation of 6 policy papers
  • Solar technologies and technological trends promoted