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Updates & Events

May 18, 2021
The exit of the UK from the EU’s internal energy market is seen by many as an unfortunate unintended consequence of Brexit which could, at least in the short term, increase costs to British consumers, and reduce energy security in Great Britain.
Aug 7, 2020

Why is Bill Gates backing a CSP company?  What is oil major ENI doing with a CSP start-up? Why has Zurich airport agreed to purchase aviation fuel from a CSP company? Why are investors purchasing operating CSP plants?

May 13, 2020

Following strong early performance, Supcon Solar is implementing cloud impact measures at the 50 MW Delingha CSP tower to further increase output.

Feb 27, 2020

China Supcon Delingha 50MW CSP plant achieved record high performance in Feb. 2020

The monthly generation of China Supcon Delingha 50WM CSP tower plant reached record high at 17.1795 GWh in February 2020 (from Jan 26 to Feb 25), with the generation fulfillment rate of 102.9%.
Nov 11, 2019

ICBC took the initiative to sign an agreement for the project during the President’s visit to Greece.The collaboration agreement is specific to the MINOS CSP project, it names the parties and their roles, and allows further collaboration on other RES projects.

The Agreement was signed by the Chairman of ICBC, the Chairman of China Energy Engineering, the Chairman of Nur Energier and the CEO of Prenecon.

Apr 16, 2019
On 16th of April 2019 the Legally Binding Instrument (LBI) was signed between the Member State (Greece) by the Ministry of Environment and Energy and NUR-MINOS S.A., the Owner of the MINOS CSP Project. The LBI describes the commitments of both parties in the context of the NER300 Award Program for the MINOS CSP Project.
Mar 8, 2017

Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate Solar complex hosts the launch of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program

Kevin Sara, CEO of TuNur, presents at panel on Integrating renewable energy markets Europe-MENA

Nov 8, 2016

Director and CEO of TuNur, Kevin Sara, will introduce the TuNur project as solution to provide low carbon power that is both flexible and reliable.

Where?               UK Pavilion of COP22
When?                November 11, 1:00– 1:30pm
Mar 2, 2016

Director and CEO of TuNur, Kevin Sara, presents at AfDB/AMU workshop.

Feb 23, 2016

TuNur sponsors and presents at the Second EU Energy Summit held in Brussels on 23 February 2016.

Dec 20, 2015

Tunur sponsors and presents at the COP21 conference in Paris.

Oct 12, 2015

Chairman and CEO of Nur Energie, Kevin Sara presented at the Moroccan Energy exchange held in Edinburgh on the 12th October 2015.

May 2, 2014
Nur Energie talks about Concentrated Solar Power in Africa on an interview with Russell Southwood.
Sep 16, 2013

Kevin Sara, CEO of Nur Energie Ltd and Chairman of TuNur Ltd discusses the TuNur project and Nur Energie firsthand experience of the challenges and opportunities of private investment in Tunisia during its democratic transition period, at the G8 Deauville Partnership Investment Conference in London.

Apr 29, 2013

Kevin Sara, Chairman and CEO of Nur Energie, outlined the company’s solar energy activities in North Africa and the barriers to green growth across the Mediterranean region at the "Global Growth Conference, on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2013.

Mar 8, 2013
Kevin Sara, CEO of Nur Energie, outlined the company’s solar energy activities across the Mediterranean region at the International Herald Tribune Conference, Athens Energy Forum on the 25th-26th of February 2013.
Nov 25, 2012
On the 24th of November 2012 the Atuge Office in the UK, had its annual forum at the prestigious Cass Business School, part of City University London. Founded in 1990, the Association of Tunisian Grandes Ecoles is a non-profit, independent and apolitical organization. With a network of more than 4000 people, ATUGE includes both, students, graduates and alumni of French Grandes Ecoles. With a presence in Tunis, Paris and London, The ATUGE runs an international network.
Nov 8, 2012

TuNur is promoting Tunisia and the TuNur project in the Dii Third Conference and is a Silver sponsor of the conference

Jul 27, 2012

Kevin Sara, Chairman of TuNur Ltd is interviewed by Max Keiser on the Max Keiser Show, featured on Russia Today.

Jan 26, 2012

TuNur Ltd. held a well-attended seminar on the proposed TuNur solar energy export project in Southern Tunisia at the UK Ambassador’s residence in Tunis on 26 January 2012.

May 26, 2011

On 26 May 2011, Nur Energie’s COO Dr. Till Stenzel presented at a parliamentary breakfast briefing in Berlin how Germany can benefit from importing clean solar electricity from North Africa.

May 24, 2011

On May 5th 2011 Kevin Sara, CEO, and Alex Phocas Cosmetatos, Technical Director, attended the two day NEPC Conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

Sep 15, 2010

Kevin Sara, CEO of Nur Energie, was a member of the round table session 'opportunities to be seized and barriers to be overcome' at the SolarMed conference in Paris, France on the 15th-17th Septmeber 2010.

Sep 9, 2010

On the 9th of September, Daniele Tabacco, Head of Italy at Nur Energie, spoke at CSP Expo 2010 in Rome, within the session: “Concentrating Solar Power: an Opportunity for the World”.

Jul 26, 2010

Kevin Sara, CEO of Nur Energie will present at the Maghreb-Middle East Renewable Energy Conference which is to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on the 26th-27th July 2010.

May 11, 2010

On the 11th of May, Alex Phocas-Cosmetatos, Technical Director at Nur Energie, presented at the RENES conference in Athens.

May 4, 2010
Kevin Sara, Founder and Managing Director of Nur Energie, presented at MENASOL 2010, the 2nd North Africa and Middle East Solar Summit.
Feb 23, 2010

On Monday 22nd February 2010 Kevin Sara presented Nur Energie's mission and progress to a group of leading financial institutions at The Climate Group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland.

Nov 24, 2009

Alex Phocas-Cosmetatos, Technical Director of Nur Energie, presents at the Workshop for Energy Planning, an event organized by the Greek National Association of Chemical Engineers.

Oct 21, 2009
The World Bank together with the African Development Bank hosted a two-day conference on “CSP Scale-up in the MENA region” in Tunis at which Till Stenzel, COO of Nur Energie, presented Nur Energie's progress in preparing the first utility-scale solar export project between North Africa and Europe.
Jul 7, 2009
Till Stenzel, COO of Nur Energie presented to an audience of over 75 energy professionals and policy-makers its project plans for a first large-scale solar export project from Tunisia to Italy.

Chairman and CEO of Nur Energie, Kevin Sara presented at the Moroccan Energy exchange held in Edinburgh on the 12th October 2015.

October 12, 2015

The Morocco Energy Exchange brought together key members of the kingdom’s energy team and Moroccan energy professionals to Edinburgh on 12 October 2015.  The event provided updates and insights into future developments of Morocco`s ambitious solar and wind generation plan and plans to import LNG and for exploration in promising areas along the Atlantic Margin.

The Moroccan Solar Program, Masen has made major progress in implementing its target of reaching 2000 MW of installed solar power by 2020. Masen has made progress to install 500MW of solar capacity at Ouarzazate having reached financial close for Noor II (200MW) and Noor III (150MW) concentrated solar power plant. Noor I is currently under construction and generation is expected to start in 2015. Masen has also released tenders for a number of PV projects within Morocco.

Left to right: Saïd Mouline, CEO of Moroccan Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Kevin Sara, CEO and Chairman of Nur Energie, Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director of the UK Green Investment Bank

Nur Energie participated at the event as a key player in the Moroccan Solar Energy sector. Mr Kevin Sara spoke about the clarity and stability of the Moroccan regulatory regime, and the attractiveness of the solar resource in the region.  He also reminded the audience that Morocco was already connected to the European grid via Spain, and of the possibility of exporting solar power from North Africa to Europe.

CEO Kevin Sara discussing Solar Energy development in Morocco with HH Princess Lalla Joumala, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco

Panellists for the Moroccan wind and solar programmes Session. Right to left: Saïd Mouline, CEO of Moroccan Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Kevin Sara, CEO and Chairman of Nur Energie, Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director of the UK Green Investment Bank, Ahmed Baroudi, Director General, Société d’Investissements Energétiques (SIE), Ali Zerouali, Cooperation & Partnerships Director, MASEN.