Phanes Group’s Solar Incubator returns in search of promising sub-Saharan Africa solar projects

The initiative rewards solar PV developers with commercial and technical expertise to help bring their project to fruition; Applications are open now, with the winner(s) announced at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa 2019 conference in Dakar, Senegal.

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Phanes Group (, an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is once again on the hunt for promising solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to support in sub-Saharan Africa, as the company relaunches its Solar Incubator program. Now in its third consecutive year, the competition continues towards its goal of electrifying more communities for a sustainable future.

With over 600 million people lacking access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, the need for sustainable, affordable and commercially viable energy sources – such as solar PV – is undeniable. In the sub-Saharan region, a lack of energy access also remains a key barrier to economic and social progress. Phanes Group’s Solar Incubator was initiated in 2017 to tackle the issue head-on, fostering local innovation and investment by providing local solar PV developers with the funding and commercial and technical knowledge they otherwise couldn’t access. In 2018, that access to expertise was awarded to Senegalese engineer and innovator Mbaye Hadj.


To support the vision and ambition of more innovators like Mbaye Hadj, Phanes Group is encouraging eligible solar PV developers to apply for the third annual Solar Incubator program, held under the theme, “Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future”.

Before the deadline of 04 September, 2019 interested candidates should submit their applications via email to More information can be found at, or at the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference website:

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Media Contact:
Caroline Passey
Corporate Communications and Marketing Director
Phanes Group

About Phanes Group:
Phanes Group ( is an end-to-end solar provider based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and operating across Africa, the Middle East, the CIS region and Central Asia. We take a holistic approach to solar, uniting the competencies and expertise necessary to oversee and deliver the entire solar project value chain. From project selection and development, to construction and financing, to asset management and monetization, we unlock value through our integrated approach.


About Unlocking Solar Capital Africa 2019:
Africa is quickly becoming one of the most significant regions in the global expansion of the solar PV industry. Unlocking Solar Capital Africa 2019 ( will bring together hundreds of representatives from development banks, investment funds, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs & other solar stakeholders to engage in extensive discussions to solve Africa’s solar energy funding gap – and get projects realized. This 3rd edition will take place on the 16th and 17th of October 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

For more information regarding the program, attendees, and registrations, visit

Solar Inc Winner Mbaye DP World Dubai project site visit