German group Soventix GmbH will develop solar projects in Nigeria under a joint venture with local construction company Gentec EPC, Renewables Now reports.

The joint entity, called Soventix Hybrid Ltd, will initially focus on the development of industrial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) plants that will complement the work of existing power generators, solar project developer Soventix said on Friday.

At a later point, the partners will start building solar parks that will be hooked to the national power grid. The collaboration will help the two companies build a strong market presence in the Nigerian solar sector.