Planning And Engagement Arenas For Renewable Energy LandscapeS

International, inter-sectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration between five countries, sixteen institutions working together, four countries and institutions acting as consultants

PEARLS is reinforcing the commitment of the population to  secure, clean and efficient energy as actors in spatial planning and social innovation in Renewable Energy Landscapes (REL) driving Mediterranean countries vision and experience to the rest of Europe

This project will bring a step change to the way that REL are addressed by providing crucial support for the Pan-European Energy Challenge

"Whenever Man gains power over Nature, there is Magic."

Geddes, Patrick (1915): Cities in Evolution, 130.








Card by Oriol Jonloch. Courtesy of the artist

"Look, your worship," said Sancho; "what we see there are not giants but windmills, and what seem to be their arms are the sails that turned by the wind make the millstone go."

“Mire vuesa merced –respondió Sancho- que aquellos que allí se parecen no son gigantes, sino molinos de viento, y lo que en ellos parecen brazos son las aspas, que, volteadas por el viento, hacen andar la piedra del Molino.”

Cervantes, Miguel de (1605): Don Quixote. First part, chapter eight.

Illustration by Gustavo Dore (artist) and Pisan (engraver)

Amareleja Full of Sun

Rises the sun behind the hill
And with it comes the new day
Spreads the light in the horizon
Rises the sun behind the hill
You’re our energy

So many hours, so many days
So much sun, a vastness
To renew the energies
So many hours, so many days
It’s the best solution

Amareleja you’re talked about
In you have no equal
Beautiful blessed land
Amareleja you’re talked about
For the power plant is born


Nasce o sol atrás do monte
E com ele o novo dia
Estende a luz no horizonte
Nasce o sol atrás do monte
És a nossa energia

Tantas horas, tantos dias
Tanto sol, uma imensidão
Renovar as energias
Tantas horas, tantos dias
É a melhor solução

Amareleja és falada
Em calor não tens igual
Bela terra abençoada
Amarelej. a és falada
Pois já nasceu a central


“Amareleja Plena de Sol” [“Amareleja Full of Sun”] (2007), song written by Carlos Poeiras and played by Sociedade Recreativa Coro Amarelejense. Audioversion transcripted from the album “Grupo Coral Sociedade Recreativa Amarelejense” .  Illustration Untitled (1913) – Amadeo Souza-Cardoso

"To be is to do"


“The School of Athens” (1510-1511). Painting by Rafael Sanzo at Musei Vaticani, Rome.

"Look at My works, how beautiful and praiseworthy they are! And all that I have created, it was for you that I created it. Pay attention that you do not corrupt and destroy My world: if you corrupt it, there is no one to repair it after you."

“תֵּן דַּעְתְּךָ שֶׁלֹא תְקַלְקֵל וְתַחֲרִיב אֶת עוֹלָמִי, שֶׁאִם קִלְקַלְתָּ אֵין מִי שֶׁיְתַקֵּן אַחֲרֶיךָ…” (קהלת רבה ז’:י”ג)

Kohelet Raba 7:13

“Les Amoreux de Vence”, by Marc Chagall (1888-1985). Facsimile


Companies, Institutions & Universities behind PEARLS


e-mail: eusoclab@us.es

Address: Avda. Ciudad Jardin, 20/22, 1ª pta.      41005 Sevilla (España)


Funded by: Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions. H2020 Research Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Project Number: 778039 - PEARLS

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 778039.

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