REELCOOP (REnewable ELectricity COOPeration) was a EU/FP7 funded project aiming to develop renewable electricity generation technologies and promoting cooperation between EU Partner Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries, which started in 1 September 2013, and was officially finished in 28 February 2018. However, related activities still continue.


  • in 2013, still 1.1 billion people (15%) lived without electricity, with 2/3 in rural areas of Africa and Asia
  • since 1990 the progress had been modest, and to achieve “electricity for everyone” by 2030, the expansion rate had to double
  • in developed countries electricity demand was higher than supply and prices were increasing at high rates
  • overall, in 2012 only 18% of the electricity came from renewable sources (20% in the EU) 

What was REELCOOP (in a nutshell)

  • development, construction, testing and demonstration of 3 different renewable electricity systems: a building integrated PV system (ventilated façade), a hybrid (solar/biomass) micro-cogeneration ORC system, and a hybrid concentrating solar / biomass mini-power plant
  • organisation of Workshops on Renewable Electricity technologies, open to junior researchers and outside public
  • technology transfer and dissemination regarding the developed technologies
  • cooperation and exchange of information with other ongoing EU-funded projects

The project achieved all its goals, and a summary report may be downloaded (here).

Activities such as tests, visits and demonstrations at prototypes' sites still continue to this day.