SolaQua is a EU-funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme, which aims to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the European agricultural sector. To this end, it will act on the barriers that are preventing the development of a broad and competitive market for solar-powered irrigation, and will achieve this through the following actions:
- Development of materials and tools to enable the design, construction, operation and evaluation of solar irrigation in a stable, efficient and transparent manner.
- Communication of materials and tools so that irrigators, SMEs, investors and public managers can receive accurate, relevant and independent information. In addition, training actions will be carried out to provide key professionals with skills, such as seminars aimed at technicians from Irrigation Communities.
- The installation of at least 100MW of solar installations will be promoted, always encouraging the participation of local SMEs.
- The opening of markets outside Europe will be facilitated for SMEs in the solar energy sector.
GRECO is a multinational research project funded by the European Commission. Its main goal is putting Open Science and other Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approaches into action in a real research project in the photovoltaic sector.
GRECO demonstrates how knowledge coalitions comprising researchers, civil organisations, citizens, governments, industry and non-profit organisations may adopt RRI approaches such as Open Science. Specifically, GRECO fosters the uptake of six innovative socially acceptable solutions for photovoltaic products.
GRECO sets out a framework where citizens will actively participate in the process of research, development and innovation both in the design of new PV solutions and in the provision of data.
Open Science as a whole will be explored. GRECO will follow Open Access and Open Data policies, but at the same time Open Software, Open Notebooks or Innovative Open Metadata will be produced.
GRECO targets at paving the way for other researchers adopting this new style of managing science in their own research
MASLOWATEN is an EU project that introduces to the market high power photovoltaic pumps assuring reliability and warranty service.
MASLOWATEN project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No640771. The project with two stages over 36 months started officially on September 1st, 2015.
MASLOWATEN consortium is led by the UPM (The Technical University of Madrid) and is composed of 13 members from different fields – irrigation communities, research, business, universities, etc.- from five European countries: Spain, Italy, Holland, Austria and Portugal.
Powered by FP7 European Program (under grant agreement No 613717) and designed by A fusion of Scientists from European Research Centers and a team of Machine to Machine (M2M) Communications Specialists with a deep Knowledge of Industrial Automation, OpIRIS is an online professional irrigation scheduling system.
OpIRIS gives the answer to the question: “how often and how much to irrigate”. Using the latest Technology, it consists of a User Friendly Web Program, a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) and a set of sensors. It is a low cost autonomous system dealing with water, fertilizers and energy reduction in Hydroponic Greenhouses and Trees Orchards.