STS-MED Small scale thermal solar district units for Mediterranean communities
Project website: www.stsmed.eu
Program Type: MED CBC
Project details: STS-Med focuses on the development, implementation and diffusion of pioneering technologies to improve energy efficiency in public buildings. The project will deploy 4 demonstrative plants based on Concentrating Solar (CS) power serving the energy demand of 20.000 end users coming from 20 Mediterranean local communities for a total power of 400 kW.
More than 1.000 energy professionals will get in touch with the advanced CS systems through technical training sessions in addition to 200 public buildings owners/managers invited to visit the demonstrative plants. Implementation will be supported by economic and policy studies, including recommendations on regulatory issues, fiscal incentives and public innovative procurement.
The project also intends to create new business opportunities, notably by supporting the involvement of SMEs in local solar energy supply chains generated by the construction of the 4 pilot plants.STS-Med is carried out by 14 organisations from Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy and Jordan bring together a wide range of technical, institutional and business expertise.
IASA contribution: Partner
Funding agency: European Commission