DISTRES – Promotion and consolidation of all RTD activities for renewable distributed generation technologies in the Mediterranean region

DISTRES is a coordination action which is funded by the European Commission under the International Cooperation (INCO) of the 6th Framework Program for Research and Development (FP6).
The overall goal of the DISTRES co-ordination action project is to exchange and disseminate good practice developed in the field of renewable energy sources distributed generation (RES-DG) technologies by isolated research activities and perform studies and/or analyses for the Mediterranean needs. DISTRES is a three year co-ordination action project.
Since solar potential is an abundant commodity in the Mediterranean region the area of interest of DISTRES will be primarily on the electricity produced from solar energy (photovoltaic and/or solar thermal concentrating systems) from DG systems.
DISTRES specific scientific and technological objectives may be summarized as:
•    to co-ordinate RTD projects in RES-DG technologies
•    to promote the electricity generation from solar energy, photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar thermal systems, paving the way for pilot systems and products
•    to produce capacity building methodologies and
•    to disseminate the results as widely as possible in the Mediterranean countries and in the EU.
Period:  1/1/2007-31/12/2009
Project Budget:
 951 Thousand. €
Project Coordinator:
 Electricit Authority of Cyprus (EAC)-Dr A.Poulikkas
Scientific Responsible for NTUA:
 Prof. N.Hatziargyriou
Funded:  International Cooperation (INCO) of the 6th Framework Program for Research and Development (FP6)-European Commission
Partners: IWOE    Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), ISEL    Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (Portugal),FRC    Frederick Research Centre (Cyprus),CBS    Copenhagen Business School (Denmark),Technofi    Technofi (France),ECNet    Energy Consulting Network (Denmark),Hystore    Hystore Technologies Ltd. (Cyprus),CDER (Algeria)    Renewable Energy Development Centre(Algeria),APRUE    National Agency for the Promotion and Rational Utilisation of Energy(Algeria),PEC    Palestinian Energy & Environment Research Center (Palestine),CDER (Morocco)     Center of Renewable Energy Development (Morocco),CERA    Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority(Cyprus),CRES    Centre of Renewable Energy Sources (Greece),ALMEE    Lebanese Association for the Management of Energy & Environment (Lebanon),CII-Harvard    Cyprus International Institute for the Environment and Public Health in association with Harvard School of Public Health (Cyprus),NREA    New & Renewable Energy Authority (Egypt)
website: http://www.distres.eu/