Khorixas, Namibia Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
Paramount Infrastructure (Pty) Limited, is the owner of the 22MW CSP project in Khorixas, Namibia (103 Hectares)
Paramount Infrastructure was awarded the license in 2013 by the Electricity Control Board (ECB) of Namibia. Paramount have agreed on a 25 years Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Nam Power as part of Phase-I of the Nam Power REFIT programme
The project is currently in the planning and EIA stage, with construction starting in Q2 2016.
The Khorixas project enables us,as the only local Namibian CSP company,to be well positioned for other CSP projects planned in the region.
The deserts of Africa, the Sahara, Namib Desert and the Arabian Peninsula, are among the places with highest solar irradiation on earth.
The best CSP sites in Spain where plants are common, have a Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) value of 2100 kWh/m2/a (Kilowatt Hours Per Square Meter per Annum). In Namibia the best sites have a DNI value of just under 3000 kWh/m2/a