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Dubai-based Phanes Group, a solar power developer and investment manager founded in 2012, has announced plans for three 100MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. The company was among those to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading in July for its Sokoto project in Sokoto State. The first 50MW phase is expected in Q1 2018, with the second 50MW added by end-2018. According to Phanes Group, solar irradiation in Sokoto is among the best in the country, at 2,210kWh/m2/yr.