(BUSINESS WIRE) – San Antonio-based OCI Solar Power LLC is announcing the start of construction on the 110-megawatt (MW) Alamo 6 solar plant located in Pecos County, Texas. Once constructed, this will be the largest solar plant in Texas and one of the largest dual-axis solar projects in the world.
The Alamo 6 plant, located on approximately 1,200 acres of private land, is part of a 400MW project OCI Solar Power is constructing for CPS Energy, Greater San Antonio’s energy company. As part of the agreement with CPS Energy, OCI Solar Power has committed to bring over 800 long-term jobs to the San Antonio area.
“The Alamo 6 project will be built using components that are made exclusively in San Antonio,” says SH Yoon, President and CEO of OCI Solar Power. “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.”
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.
“The size of these farms symbolize 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.”
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:
|Plant Name||Capacity (MWac)||Location||Status|
|Alamo 1||39.18MW||San Antonio, TX||Operational|
|Alamo 2||4.4MW||Converse, TX||Operational|
|Alamo 3||5.5MW||Converse, TX||Operational|
|Alamo 4||37.62MW||Bracketville, TX||Operational|
|Alamo 5||95MW||Uvalde, TX||Under Construction|
|Alamo 6||110.2MW||Bakersfield, TX||Under Construction|
|Alamo 7||106.4MW||Haskell, TX||Under Development|
Construction is scheduled to complete on the Alamo 6 project during the fourth quarter of 2016.
OCI Solar Power LLC
OCI Solar Power is a leader in the solar power industry, providing innovation and development for solar power plants in communities in the United States and globally. OCI Solar Power works with local officials, community organizations and local partners to engineer, develop, construct and operate solar projects. We have 400 MW of solar photovoltaic projects currently in operation and under development. San Antonio, Texas-based OCI Solar Power is owned by Atlanta-based OCI Enterprises. For more information, visitwww.ocisolarpower.com.