The MINOS Thermal Energy Storage System is a 52,000kW energy storage project located in Atherinolakos, Crete, Greece.

The thermal energy storage project uses others as its storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 2021.


The MINOS Thermal Energy Storage System is being developed by Nur Energie. The project is owned by Nur Energie (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Nur Energie is the owner. Nur Energie is the developer.

Additional information

The type of storage is 2-tank indirect and the description is as follows: 60% sodium nitrate, 40% potassium nitrate.

About Nur Energie

Nur Energie Ltd (Nur Energie) is a renewable energy company that invests and develops solar power plants. The company utilizes various technologies such as concentrated solar power tower technology, photovoltaic technology, building integrated PV technology, and concentrated PV technology, among others. It offers solar technology evaluation, site surveying and selection and solar radiation measurement and modeling programs. Nur Energie owns and operates TuNur project, and Crete project. The company operates projects in the Tunisia, Greece, Morocco, France, Italy, India and other markets. Nur Energie is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK.


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