Solar Certification Fund: 6th call for proposals launched

This Fund aims at supporting activities related to the development and promotion of the Solar Keymark certification scheme and the relevant standards.

Brussels, 26 November 2014. The Solar Certification Fund launches its 6th call for project proposals. Since its first call in 2011, this fund has contributed over half a million Euros to 50 projects related to the support of certification and standardisation as well as to the development of quality assurance for the advancement of the solar thermal technology.


The European Solar Certification Fund (SCF) was established by the Solar Keymark Network in 2010 and launched its first call for project proposals in January 2011. This Fund aims at supporting activities related to the development and promotion of the Solar Keymark certification scheme and the relevant standards. Through the four previous calls, this Fund has co-financed 50 projects with an amount approaching 580 000 Euros.

This new call has an indicative budget of 150 000 Euros. The final budget allocation will depend on the relevance and quality of the proposals submitted.

The main priorities of this 6th SCF call are extensive and include 13 topics, ranging from round robin tests on the scope of the new ISO 9806:2013, to improving SKN scheme rules and implementing global certification. A comprehensive list can be found in the original text of the call. The call is also open to other topics considered relevant, even if out of the scope of the 13 priorities.

The SCF Call for Project Proposals can be found here at: http://www.estif.org/solarkeymarknew/projects/sfc-calls/110-solar-certification-fund-5thcall-projects-3. The deadline for submitting proposals is 16 January 2015, 15h00 CET.

More information: www.solarkeymark.org

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