Solar technologies in the Mediterranean: FOSTEr in MED experts met in Barcelona

Representatives from all 6 countries (Spain, Italy, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia) participating in FOSTEr in MED project met in Barcelona, on 30th and 31st October 2013, to discuss on progresses made in competences transfer and pilot projects related to the innovative use of solar technologies in the Mediterranean area.

The project is financed by European Union through the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The specific objective of the project is to transfer knowhow in the solar energy field, to implement a shared design methodology and to promote solar energy innovative technologies at civil society levelThe project provides a committee of experts, the Technical Scientific Committee (TSC) composed by 14 members representative of each partner: research institutions, small and medium enterprises delegates, and public agencies. The goal is to create a shared expertise in the field of photovoltaic solar technology, to transfer common technical capability, and to promote the opportunities offered by solar energy overcoming cultural and legislative barriers within participating Countries.
In this context, five public buildings will host innovative solar photovoltaic plants, testing different technological solutions and architectural integration.


The Barcelona TSC meeting is the second one, after the first held on April 2013 in Cagliari, Italy.
This time the agenda focused on data analysis, previously collected on energy system by each participating Country, , project guidelines definition with a focus on innovative photovoltaic technologies and architectonic integration, the selection of the public buildings for the implementation of pilot projects.

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    German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce
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    British Egyptian Business Association
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    French Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
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    Delegation of the European Union to Egypt
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    Italian Chamber of Commerce in Egypt