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On 10 October 2017, Dubai-based Phanes Group will announce a shortlist of candidates in its Solar Incubator, which will evaluate sub-Saharan solar PV projects with strong corporate social responsibility characteristics, and establish a partnership to take the winners through to financial close. The company, which is developing solar plants in Malawi, Nigeria and elsewhere, has invited submissions from developers with 10MW-100MW projects by 1 October.“The reason we have created this initiative is to help projects succeed that would otherwise not be realised,” chief executive Martin Haupts told African Energy.