27 Feb '17, 8am

Phanes Group to bring 100 MW of solar PV capacity online in Nigeria in 2018

International solar energy developer Phanes Group (Dubai, UAE) has acquired and will co-develop three 100 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Nigeria. The ground-mounted PV projects will significantly raise Nigeria's current solar capacity and contribute to the Nigerian government's ambitions to generate 2,000 MW of power from renewable sources by 2020. The projects span three locations, including the Mando area of Kaduna, Birnin-Kebbi in Kebbi and Sokoto in the North-West of Nigeria. The latter - in Sokoto - benefits from one of the highest irradiation levels (2210 kWh/m2/year) in the country and is backed by one of the 14 recently signed government Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with utility-scale solar power developers - which will collectively add around 1,200 MW of solar capacity to the grid. The first 50 MW of Phanes Group's Sokoto PV project will ...

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