Phanes Group and Solarplaza are pleased to announce the third edition of an exciting initiative for solar PV project development in sub-Saharan Africa: The Phanes Group Solar Incubator 2019, organized in partnership with Hogan Lovells, ECREEE and RINA.

  • Get your PV project from concept stage to financial close;

  • Connect with key industry players and receive mentorship from them;

  • Give back to the local community and make a difference.


We are looking for PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa that come with a solid Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concept aimed at making a positive impact for the local community.

The owners of the shortlisted projects will be invited to a live presentation on October 17, 2019, during the “Unlocking Solar Capital Africa” conference to a high-profile evaluation panel hosted by Solarplaza and composed by Hogan Lovells, responsAbility and Phanes Group.


The Benefits that can be gained from entering into the competition, and winning it:

  • We will offer shortlisted candidates a free return flight, accommodation and entry ticket to the Unlocking Solar Capital conference in Senegal – one of the leading industry conferences for the African solar energy sector (offer valid for one representative of your company);

  • The winner(s) will enter a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Phanes Group and will have the opportunity to co-develop and execute the project, holding a long-term stake in its success;

  • The winner(s) will receive support to reach financial close and attract investment;

  • The winner(s) will receive a complimentary invitation to visit Phanes Group’s headquarters in Dubai, UAE, to kick-off the incubator phase through intensive workshop with some of the best industry experts in their respective fields;

  • The CSR concept of the winner(s) will be refined during the incubator phase and rolled out with the project.

  • Candidates should download and complete the application form available below.

  • Candidate should submit any supporting documents via WeTransfer as instructed in the application form.

  • The Submission deadline is September 4, 2019, at 11:59 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time)