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The STAGE project is formed of 150 important European research groups focused on renewable energies: CIEMAT, CSIC, CELLS (SINCROTRÓN ALBA), ICIQ , CENER, IMDEA ENERGÍA, TECNALIA, UNIV. DE ZARAGOZA, IREC, IGME, CTAER, IK4, UPM, CHH2, CTC, CIC ENERGIGUNE, CIRCE, CARTIF, CIUDEN, UPC, UNIV. DE ALICANTE, IMDEA MATERIALES, UNIV. DE VALENCIA, UNIV. POLITÉCNICA DE VALENCIA, ACCIONA ENERGÍA, UNIV. DE GIRONA, IES-UPM, UNIV. DE BARCELONA, UNIV. DE OVIEDO, IC3).. The objectives of the project are the following:
1) To convert the STAGE consortium in an institution of reference for investigation into CSP in Europe providing both the European Commission and industry a “natural open door” for the transfer of technology and investment in R&D in this field. To this end the intention is to achieve the alignment of different national European investigation programs into CSP, avoiding overlapping or duplicating studies and research projects and assuring the synchronization of programs offered by the Commission.
2) The development of a wide number of coordinated and integrated activities in order to mark the ground rules for long-term cooperation in the framework of European investigation in various areas: Joint actions to promote the use of existing investigation installations in order to give them a Europe wide importance and to foster the access of the scientific and industrial communities. Activities aimed at transferring knowledge to reinforce the collaboration with industry. The promotion of activities to foster International corporation.
3) Investigation activities that cover the whole technological spectrum surrounding CSP thermal storage: materials for solar receivers and components for CSP, solar fuels, CSP + desalination.