Sokoto, Nigeria

Phanes Group entered the sub-Saharan Africa solar market in 2016, acquiring and commencing development on three ground-mounted utility-scale PV projects in Nigeria, totalling 227.5 MW. The first project, Sokoto solar power plant is located in Nigeria’s north-western region, an area that benefits from one of the highest irradiation levels. It is backed by one of the 14 government PPAs signed by utility-scale power developers, which will collectively add around 1,200 MW of solar capacity to the national grid. This project is a solid example of how we are increasing access to clean and reliable energy in the northern part of Nigeria, which in turn will also support skill transfer, local job creation and socio-economic growth.

Key Project Development Deliverables:

  • Project Screening
  • Country Regulation & Compliance Review
  • Technical Studies
  • CAPEX & OPEX Assessment
  • RFQ for EPC and O&M selection process
  • Permitting research & obtaining of necessary permits and licenses
  • Preparation of Project Investment Memorandum (PIM) for lenders


66.1 MW

ground-mounted PV plant



panels to be used


1 of 14

government PPAs