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PhD studentship in the Low Carbon Building Research Group of Oxford Brookes University image

Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development and the School of Architecture in Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK) organize a fully-funded full-time PhD studentship in the Low Carbon Building Research Group. The ‘Bicester Eco-town PhD Studentship’ is open to UK, EU and International students. The successful applicant will receive an annual bursary of £11,000/year for three years and the tuition fees will be paid by the University. The closing date for the studentship is 8 February 2016. Successful candidates will start in April 2016. The doctoral research study will be designed to address the overarching question: How effective is an exemplar development in meeting the design expectations of an eco-town and aspirations of one planet community? For further information about PhD studentship ...

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The Cyprus Institute looks for three professionals image

The Cyprus Institute is currently advertising for three positions in the field of CSP. The Institute operates under the aegis of the Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation (CREF), which is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of leading personalities of the international academic, political and business world. The 3 positions are: ERA Chair Professor in CSP, Postdoctoral researcher in CSP and Associate Research scientist in CSP. For full consideration, interested applicants should attach a letter of interest, CV and the names of three contactable referees (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr. Nicolas Jarraud ( Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.

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Ad Arca, una giornata di formazione nell’ambito del progetto STS-Med image

Il Consorzio ARCA, nell’ambito del progetto STS-Med (Small Scale Thermal Solar District Units for Mediterranean Communities), finanziato dal programma ENPI CBCMED dell’Unione Europea, organizza una giornata di formazione dal titolo “Aspetti costruttivi, di installazione e normativi di un impianto Fresnel poligenerativo”, che si terrà venerdì 18 dicembre presso i locali del consorzio (Viale delle Scienze, ed. 16). All’interno della giornata verranno trattati argomenti inerenti alle particolari scelte costruttive, alle attività di installazione nonché ai riferimenti normativi da ottemperare per le varie parti dell’impianto in attuale fase di realizzazione nell’area messa a disposizione dall’Università di Palermo, nell’ambito del progetto STS-Med. Saranno ammessi alla giornata formativa solamente i primi 20 partecipanti che compileranno la scheda d’iscrizione, entro le ore 15 di giovedì ...

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STS-Med at the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications standard

As part of the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2015, which wa held in Palermo at the NH Hotel from 20 to 25 of November, has been presented a paper entitled “Comparison of Thermal and Optical Performance of Parabolic Trough and Linear Fresnel concentrator“, generated from the collaboration between Consorzio ARCA (Fabio Maria Montagnino, Philip Paredes) the Solar Energy Department of the National Research Centre in Cairo (Mohamed Ahmed) and the Faculty of Engineering of Helwan University in Egypt (Amr Amin, Mohamed Rady). The research presents the results emerged during the implementation of the STS-Med project. The purpose of ICRERA 2015 is to bring together researchers, engineers, manufacturers, practitioners and customers from all over the world to ...

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STS-Med in focus at second Mediterranean Solar Forum standard

On november the 26th, 2015, will take place in Barcelona the second edition of Mediterranean Solar Forum. It will gather, for the second time, the projects of the ENPI CBC MED Solar cluster established in Amman, Jordan in October 2013 and composed of all the ENPI CBC Strategic Projects, promoting the growth of the Mediterranean Solar sector: STS-Med, Foster in MED, Shaams, MED Solar, DIDSOLIT-PB and MED Desire. Representing the STS-Med project will be Fabio Maria Montagnino, president of the Consorzio Arca (applicant organizations and project leader). The forum will focus on social impact, training, policy impact and the challenges in the solar sector. It will bring together governments, international organizations, project promoters and private investors, in order to reflect upon and discuss ...

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STS-Med e-learning platform standard

It’s online our  e-learning platform, where you can find many useful materials on solar energy with particular regard to Concentrated Solar Power (CSP). In particular, you can find the slides related to the seminar “International dissemination workshop on STS-Med project results “, which was held on November 5 at Consorzio Arca. To enjoy the materials present on the platform you need to make a simple registration procedure.

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Cyprus Institute and Arca signe a Memorandum of Understanding standard

Starting from the fruitful exchange of expertise established within STS-Med project, the Cyprus Institute and Arca have signed on 4 November  a Memorandum of Understanding envisaging and designing a multi-year framework of bilateral cooperation, not exclusively but prioritised in the following fields: solar energy systems, environmental research and monitoring, archaeology and cultural heritage, HPC innovative architectures and data visualization. Expected outcomes from this collaboration will be achieved through an integrated set of actions such as secondments, staff exchange, joint projects or parallel testing of innovative technologies for field application.

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At Consorzio Arca, three days dedicated to Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) standard

During the forthcoming month of November, Consorzio Arca opens the doors to Energy Solar topics. On 4 and 5 November, in the framework of STS-Med project, international B2B Meetings, technical meetings and institutional round tables will take place at ARCA Consortium. STS-Med project is financed by the Community programme ENPI CBC MED, implemented by a partnership of 14 organizations of six different countries, coordinated by Arca. Started in November 2012, the project is already in its final phase. So it’s time to show the important outcomes of a process of design and testing of multigenerative systems based on the solar sources in the Mediterranean area.

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Capitalization event: environmental sustainability challenges in the Mediterranean area standard

The environment has no respect for national boundaries: natural habitats and weather patterns often spread across several regions or several countries. That is why efforts to protect the environment of regions around the Mediterranean can be more effective when they extend across borders. Given its focus on cross-border cooperation, the ENPI CBC Med Programme is a natural fit for environmental initiatives. Representatives of over 30 cooperation projects funded under the Programme gathered in Rome on 28 October on occasion of a capitalization event dedicated to environmental sustainability in the Mediterranean region. The event aimed at analyzing and discussing key topics addressed and main results achieved by projects in the following fields: Water management Waste treatment and recycling Renewable energies and ...

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