According to the European Commission Directorate-General (DG) for Climate Action, the EU NER-300 funding scheme, a program for carbon capture and storage and for innovative renewable energy projects, a second call for proposal has just been announced and is now open for applications to the European Investment Bank. The program will accept applications until 3rd July 2013.
The NER-300 deals with the financing of commercial demonstration projects in two primary areas, being:
According to NER-300 2nd call for proposals documentation, published on April 3rd, the innovative renewable energy category includes various projects with sub-categories for Bioenergy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Photovoltaics (PV), Geothermal energy, Wind Energy, Ocean energy, Hydropower, and Distributed Renewable Management – smart grids. Looking at NER-300, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) sees several potential funding opportunities that deal with Photovoltaic projects which can be outlined under three main categories, all being for large scale photovoltaic (PV) projects:
The definition, herein, of module area efficiency will be the ratio of Direct Current (DC) – over the surface of the module at Standard Test Conditions (STC), i.e. at clear weather with temperature of 25 Deg. Celsius, irradiance of 1000 Watts / sq.meter and an air mass spectrum of 1.5.
Similarly, the definition of AC system efficiency will be the ratio of the annual quantity of Alternating electric Current (AC) that actually passes on to the power network (in Mega-watt-hrs per year – MWhrs/year) to the annual solar irradiation over the total surface area of the modules.
The applications submission deadline for eligible applicants (at member states level) is 3rd July 2013. The main deadlines of the N-300 2nd call for proposals timetable has been published as follows: