Development and implementation of decentralised solar energy-related innovative technologies for public buildings in the Mediterranean Basin countries

The rise in energy demand has aggravated the dependence on fossil fuels imports of most of the Mediterranean countries. With a forecasted increase by 70% in energy consumption over the next 20 years, there is an urgent need to secure alternative energy sources especially for buildings - commercial and residential - which share of total energy used is higher than 40%, i.e. superior to the industrial or transport sector.

Within this complex energy scenario, DIDSOLIT-PB (DidSolit Project) aims to implement small-scale solar systems for public premises including innovative solutions such as photovoltaic glass-substitute sheets, solar cooling or photovoltaic coverage of buildings roofs and car parks shady-covers. Technology transfer and design of dedicated financing instruments will also be addressed by the project.

The project DIDSOLIT-PB is implemented under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. Its total budget is 4,47 million Euro and it is financed, for an amount of 4,03 million Euro, by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.


UAB - Autonomous University of Barcelona (Coordinator, Spain)
AEIPLOUS - Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development (Greece)
EAEE - Egyptian Association for Energy and Environment (Egypt)
BAU - Al-Balqa' Applied University (Jordan)
AU - University of Alexandria (Egypt)
CIHEAM-MAICH - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Greece)
EsE - Eco-System Europa, SL (Spain)


Specific objective

To promote and implement innovative technologies and know-how transfer of small-scale solar energy decentralised systems in public buildings/premises.


Expected results

  • Improved knowledge of the status of development and market-availability of innovative small-scale solar power technologies for in-buildings applications
  • 10 solar power applications implemented in 10 selected public buildings
  • Increased solar power created (260 kWp) and produced (380 MWh) in the selected buildings
  • Enhanced interest of local private and public stakeholders for decentralised applications of innovative solar energy systems in public buildings and facilities
  • Innovative solar technologies, know-how and best practices transferred


Main activities

  • Mapping and analysis of existing small-scale solar technologies
  • Production of standard “Conceptual Designs” concerning the solar-power applications developed (including thermoelectric dish-stirling and parabolic-trough, photovoltaic glass-substitute sheets and thin-layer/film sheets)
  • Drafting of reports addressing the rules and regulations for installing decentralised solar power systems in the regions concerned by the project
  • Organization of conferences, workshops and training sessions for promoting the developed solar solutions


Target groups

  • Owners and users of pilot public buildings
  • SMEs specialized in solar energy
  • National and local authorities in charge of renewable energies


Final beneficaries

  • Owners of public buildings
  • Technicians and researchers
  •  Technological centers



  • 36 months (December 2012 - December 2015)


Contact person
Maria P. Efstathiou
Communication expert for DIDSOLIT-PB
Tel.: +30 2610 911570
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Web: www.aeiplous.org


The 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral Cross-Border Cooperation initiative funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The Programme objective is to promote the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential. It finances cooperation projects as a contribution to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of the Mediterranean region. The following 14 countries participate in the Programme: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestinian Authority, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia. The Joint Managing Authority (JMA) is the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). Official Programme languages are Arabic, English and French.