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OCI Solar Power to Construct an 110MW Solar Power Plant in Texas

published: 2015-06-12 16:24

San Antonio-based OCI Solar Power LLC started constructing the 110MW Alamo 6 solar power plant located in Pecos County, Texas. The Alamo6 is part of a 400MW project the company is constructing for CPS Energy. Once constructed, this will be the largest solar plant in Texas and one of the largest dual-axis solar projects in the world.

The plant will be developed, owned and operated by OCI Solar Power and will feature San Antonio-made products from the company’s affiliates, including a dual-axis tracker system from Sun Action Trackers and solar modules from Mission Solar Energy. Inverters will be supplied by KACO new energy, also located in San Antonio. OCI Solar Power has contracted with Mortenson Construction to construct the project.

SH Yoon, President and CEO of OCI Solar Power, said, “Our agreement with CPS Energy demonstrates the economic development capacity that we bring to the communities we serve. We are excited to begin construction on what will be the largest solar plant in Texas.” OCI Solar Power committed to create more than 800 long-term jobs to the San Antonio area during the construction.

An estimated 250 temporary jobs will be brought to the Pecos County area during the construction phase of this project. In total, there are seven worksites associated with the overall 400MW Alamo project, with the largest being Alamo 6. Construction is scheduled to complete during the fourth quarter of 2016.

“The size of these farms symbolizes our commitment to solar power and renewable energy development,” says Cris Eugster, Group Executive Vice President and Chief Generation & Strategy Officer of CPS Energy. “More importantly, they highlight the innovation and technology of our New Energy Economy partners and how we work together to bring jobs and economic development to a community.”

(Photo: Alamo 1 solar power plant. Source: OCI Solar Power)

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