Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Twelve renewable energy projects selected for Horizon 2020 funding

Creation date: November 26, 2018

The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to integrate renewable energy systems in buildings (LC-SC3-RES-4-2018) or improve renewable technologies (LC-SC3-RES-11-2018). They have been selected in a two-stage evaluation process.

The successful project will receive about €57 million to carry out their work plans after signing grant agreements with INEA, for which they have time until March 2019. More details about the funded projects will be announced after the grant agreements are signed. The projects are expected to be launched in spring 2019.

Altogether, 47 applications were evaluated in the call (see the table below), of which 12 were selected for the EU funding.

Topic Description Evaluated proposals Successful proposals Total EU budget (in million)
LC-RES-4-2018 Renewable energy system integrated at the building scale 21 5 €23.7
LC-SC3-RES-11-2018 Developing solution to reduce the cost and increase performance of renewable technologies 26 7 €33.1


How were the projects selected for EU funding?

All projects were selected under the Competitive Low-Carbon Energy calls for proposals.

The submitted proposals were evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants within eight months of the submission deadline.


How will the projects be managed?

The projects will be implemented by a consortium of European partners. INEA will monitor their progress throughout the entire project life-cycle.

Overall, €12.2 billion has been earmarked for transport and energy research in Horizon 2020, the main EU's funding programme for the 2014-2020 period. €5.3 billion of this amount will be managed by INEA resulting in approximately 800 projects.


More info

Info on evaluation results (first stage) (March 2018)

Call opening announcement (October 2017)


NOTE: The results of the latest H2020 energy calls for Near-Zero Emission (NZE) and Cross-Cutting Issues (CC) will be announced by the end of the year.