Solartys Spanish Solar Energy & Energy Efficiency Cluster

Spain: Catalonia
Alba Alvarez
Profile:
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Overview

About us

Established - 12 January 2009
Staff in the management team - 6-10

Cluster composition

  • 139
    Cluster Members
  • 92
    SME's
  • 0
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 25
    Large Companies
  • 16
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Number of civil society members
  • 6
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Kits against Poverty Energy

Solartys is distributing free of cost self-generation power kits to families that have been cut out their power supply. The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness about the legality of the self-generation technologies, mitigate the reluctance of invest in this solutions and increase the impact on the society about the cluster activities, thanks to the support of the media and partners. The complexity of the campaign lies in getting together all the links in the value chain and deal with the legal issues existing in this sector. Moreover, with this activity Solartys seeks to boost the demand of PV technologies and reach the end-users in a segment largely untapped. To finish, Solartys will gain the loyalty of its members by helping them to increase their sales.

Sensitizing campaign about solar energy benefits

Solartys has started a sensitizing campaign addressed to three different targets: industry, end-users and students. The project consists in the elaboration of infographics, video production and providing courses. The challenge of these actions is to reach a public with limited knowledge in the technology and very heterogeneous. The expected results are raise awareness and encourage the penetration in the market of PV technology. Furthermore, this kind of initiative has never carried out before in Solartys and constitutes a new expertise of the cluster and a new tool at the disposal of its members.

Workshop with the Spanish Ministry of Defense

Last November 26th of 2014 Solartys organized a meeting between the members of the cluster and the Ministry of Defense. The aim of the event was to promote the collaboration between Solartys companies and such an important institution.

The complexity on this activity was to catch the attention of the Ministry and to engage it to expose its energy needs, so Solartys’ members could propose their solutions. The impact reached was the demand side understanding and creation of business opportunities. Besides, the cluster members ended up reinforced in networking and business opportunities. Otherwise, Solartys itself offered its members an interesting and innovative tool with a very important potential impact in their businesses and possible only by being part of Solartys.

ELSI Project

The ELSi project consists on the creation of a pv modules recycling plant that will recover more than 95% of the value of the modules. Besides, there will be demonstration visits and participation in workshops, congresses and events.The technology, developed by Fraunhofer, Variata, Geltz and Revatech, will be licensed to other companies interested in the process.

CLUSGRID project

The CLUSGRID project consists on the determination of a new value chain for the Smart Grids sector and the improvement of the services provided by the participant clusters to their members. For these purposes, several workshops will be held and many training activities will take place during the implementation of the project.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
Catalan English French Spanish
Other label
AEI (Ministry of Industria, Energy and Tourism). Catalonia Clusters. Collaborative entity by the Ministry of Economy of Spain. XEEC (Network of Energetic Entities of Catalonia) and in the ECREE (Catalan Strategy for Energetic Renewal of Buildings).

Management team

Alba Álvarez
Cluster Manager
Yeimy Ospina
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas

Key members

Profile name Location
Catalan Water Partnership (CWP)

Spain

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG Other

Name & description

The program to support Innovative Business Groups (AEI ) provides support with public funds innovation strategies and business competitiveness developed by the Innovative Business Groups (AEI ) that are recognized as such because of their registration in the Special Register of AEI Ministry

Project name

MED-SOLAR project

The Med-Solar project has allowed the cluster to establish a new alliance with countries of MENA region: Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Solartys has managed to position itself and by extension its members as leader in technological transfer and open these markets for its members. Furthermore, it has served to achieve one of the main strategic objectives of Solartys: spread the use of renewable technologies worldwide. Finally, the project has signified an important contribution for the financial security of the cluster during the 3 years of duration of the project.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

India
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Taiwan

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Denmark
France
Greece
Italy
Slovenia

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
Green Small Smart Cities

Spain

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