EU-JordanNet II Projects with Jordanian partners that finished between 31/12/2011 and 31/05/2015
JEWEL - Jordan Europe Wide Enhanced research Links in ICT

JoRiew - Improving Capacity of Jordanian Research in Integrated Renewable Energy and Water Supply

WASSERMed - Water Availability and Security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean

KHCBIO - Supporting the Establishment of a Cancer Biobank for Jordan and its Neighbouring Countries Through Knowledge Transfer & Training

RESSOL-MEDBUILD - RESearch Elevation on Integration of SOLar Technologies into MEDiterranean BUILDings

MIRA - Mediterranean Innovation and Research Cooperation Action

IJERA - Integrating Jordan into the European Research Area

JOCHERA - Jordan Conservation of Cultural Heritage in ERA

EU-JORDANNET

BioWALK 4 Biofuels

BOT-ERA “Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA (BOT-ERA)”

J-ERA Center

LINKSCEEM-2: Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean – Phase 2

"Euro-Mediterranean research cooperation on gender and science: SHE Euro-Mediterranean Research Area” (SHEMERA)

Project name: RESSOL-MEDBUILD - RESearch Elevation on Integration of SOLar Technologies into MEDiterranean BUILDings

Thematic area: Energy

BRIEF SUMMARY OF OVERALL PROJECT WITH THE MAIN OBJECTIVES

The proposed project aims at enhancing the scientific and research capacity as well as the human resources and infrastructure of two existing Mediterranean organizations, the National Energy Research Centre-NERC of Jordan and the Lebanese Association for Energy Saving & for Environment ALMEE, by providing capacity building derived from the efforts of two established research entities located in EU's convergence regions and EU Member States countries, namely the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) and Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).
The project mainly has five objectives, these are:
1. Enhance scientific knowledge and research experience
2. Upgrade research equipment.
3. Strengthen research activities.
4. Establish international and national networking relations.
5. Disseminating, promoting and elevating awareness.

THE PROBLEM AREA ADDRESSED

The Mediterranean countries, including Jordan and Lebanon, face significant energy challenges which mainly emphasise their need to secure energy supply, to satisfy elevating electricity demand due to increasing demographics and economic development and protect the environment. These challenges weight more considering that Jordan and Lebanon have little indigenous energy resources. The exploitation of vast solar radiation of the Mediterranean countries could curb electricity demand and also provide a renewable source to generate power. In light of these facts, the proposed project aims at the enhancement of the capacities of two Mediterranean organisations, the National Energy Research Center (NERC) of Jordan and the Lebanese Association for Energy Saving & for Environment (ALMEE) in order to engage in high quality research, implement research projects and provide scientific services in the fields of a) technological integration of solar heating and cooling and PV technologies (grid-connected and stand-alone) in buildings, b) simulation models and optimization of solar heating and cooling systems and PV technologies into building operations and c) energy modeling and decision support regarding the energy planning in municipal and regional scale emphasizing the adoption of PV and solar thermal technologies in buildings and oriented to support energy policy formulation. The capacity build will be provided by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) to the Mediterranean organisations. It will be targeted to improve scientific knowledge through secondments and training, recruit researchers, enhance equipment, create partnerships and disseminate at EU, Mediterranean, national and international level. The capacity building will result in making the Mediterranean partners capable of conducting high-level research, network, diffuse information, provide scientific services and exploit their research products

DESCRIPTION OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS

1. Research Secondments of NERC Engineers to Germany and Greece
2. Purchasing of Solar testing equipment for conducting solar Research
3. Organizing the International Conference on Solar Energy (INCOSOL2012)
4. Capacity building for NERC Engineers on Related Solar Energy issues
5. Organizing two solar workshops in Jordan

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER AVAILABLE DOCUMENTATION

PLEASE REFER to the project's website: http://www.ressol-medbuild.eu/