Research Priorities for the Renewable Energy SectorResearch Priorities for the Renewable Energy Sector
With the new emphasis on rapid implementation of renewable technologies to achieve the 2020 targets, the EUREC decided to revisit the research priorities in terms of how research can and should contribute to the achievement of those targets.
Research priorities presented in this publication have been defined on the basis of a broad consultation involving the scientific community of renewable energy research centres represented at European level by EUREC.
The document is structured according to the three sectors addressed by the recent European Directive on Renewable Energy Sources (2009/28/EC, published in the Official Journal on 5 June 2009): electricity generation, heating and cooling, and renewable energy in transport. Whilst the research itself provides the means to achieve the European ambitions in the development of renewable energy, this publication also recognises its role as an educational tool for the training of the highly skilled workforce who will design and implement the new energy systems of the future.
Please find here the EUREC publication 2009