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Nur Energie has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) as an associated partner, contributing the company's expertise and experience in project development in the Maghreb. The London-based company uses solar PV, concentrated solar power (CSP), and concentrating PV (CPV) technologies in its projects in Greece, France, Italy, and Tunisia.
"Nur Energie's strategy is to build local partnerships in the markets where we operate," said CEO Kevin Sara. "The European Union will become an important export market for renewable energy in the future, and the Dii will be a key partner in creating the framework conditions for renewable energy export projects from North Africa into the European Union."
Company COO Till Stenzel said that "we have been analyzing the commercial opportunity for solar export projects from North Africa to Europe for the past two years, and we firmly believe that they are a commercially viable option for a greener energy future that is less dependent on volatile fossil fuels, as well as creating jobs and economic development opportunities across the Maghreb region. We look forward to working with the Dii on implementing the first projects at the earliest opportunity."
Nur Energie said it is already in the advanced stages of developing a pair of CSP projects in Greece as well as France's largest building-integrated PV project (11.5MW) on 15 roofs in the port of Marseille.