Second phase underway for massive Texas solar project

Kyocera Solar

OCI Solar Power has broken ground on San Antonio’s newest solar project, Alamo II. The solar farm is now under construction on Binz-Engelman Road. Alamo II is the second phase of the 400 MW OCI Solar Power is developing for CPS Energy as part of a 25-year power purchase agreement.

The 4.4 megawatt solar farm will sit on 45 acres owned by the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) near the organization’s Upper Martinez waste water treatment plant. Commercial operations are expected to begin at the end of this year.

“The Alamo II solar project allows SARA to support an important clean energy project by repurposing public land to generate solar power for the community. The project also generates revenue for SARA and power that will support the operation of SARA’s wastewater treatment facilities, which ultimately helps SARA produce clean water for our river system.” said Suzanne Scott, SARA’s General Manager.

“OCI Solar Power’s partnership with SARA further enhances the public/private connection of our solar deal, and demonstrates how it is touching this community,” said Frank Almaraz, CPS Energy vice president of corporate development and planning. “Local companies and workers are benefitting from the short-term construction jobs, and the lion’s share of permanent jobs are just months away from becoming reality.”

Phase I of the 400 megawatt project, Alamo I, will begin delivering energy later this year. Once complete in 2016, the 400 megawatt project will power 10 percent of San Antonio homes.

Read more solar energy news

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

Cape Wind secures $400M more in financing for offshore project

Cape Wind said it has secured an additional $400 million dollars from several financial institutions for the offshore wind project slated to be built in Nantucket Sound.

Dragonfly Solar, SolarWorld to deliver solar power to utility co-ops

Commercial solar developer, Dragonfly Solar and SolarWorld, a solar manufacturer, will deliver solar arrays, totaling 517-kW to four electric utility cooperatives in the U.S. Midwest.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter

Products Showcase

Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Latest News

Shutterstock coal production trucks

Weekly Coal Production

The Weekly Coal Production shows how much coal is being produced across the U.S.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Weekly Economic Indicators financial business

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Indicators

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas offers a glimpse into how the markets are doing domestical...

Kvaerner awarded contract for gas-fired power plant in Delaware

Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. and its joint venture partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff...

Canadian Solar purchases two solar projects

Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power project...

Operators Restart Unit 2 at PPL Susquehanna

Unit 2 at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa. resumed generating electr...

Settlement agreement limits cost recovery at Edwardsport

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Dec. 27 modified and approved a settlemen...

Toshiba in talks to sell portion of Westinghouse nuclear unit

Toshiba Corp is in talks  to sell up to 16% of its stake in the Westinghouse Electric Co...

Utah nixes nuclear waste storage facility

Plans to park radioactive waste at a storage facility in Utah have been officially called off.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover

Buyers Guide Company Listings

superwind GmbH

German manufacturer of micro wind turbines for professional applications like aids to navigation, monitoring systems, telecommunication. Suitable for extreme climate.
Power range 0.3 kW to 3.0 kW.

Aguidrovert Solar SL - Energia Termica Fotovoltaica Y Biomasa

Supplies solar thermal, photovoltaics, biomass, geothermal, wind and other energy renewal products (panels, collectors, boilers, stoves, water tanks, exchangers, pumping units, heatsinks, expansion vessels, batteries, inverters, regulators, windmills and absortion

Solectria Renewables LLC

Solectria Renewables is a leading grid-tied PV inverter, string combiner and web-based monitoring manufacturer for residential, commercial and utility-scale solar projects. Offer 1kW through multi-MW inverters.

TransPacific Energy Inc

Count on TransPacific Energy efficient waste heat recovery for power generation using its propriety technology. Applications include solar, geothermal energy, warm ocean waters. We deliver innovative solutions for a greener world.

Power Industry Wire News

UGE International Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

UGE International Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited Liberia Update

Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited Liberia Update

American Leisure Holdings, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Wroblewski Oil and Gas Company

American Leisure Holdings, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Wroblewski Oil an...

Blue Earth Completes $10 Million Private Placement

Blue Earth Completes $10 Million Private Placement

Energy Services Company ENSERVCO to Present at LD Micro Conference

Energy Services Company ENSERVCO to Present at LD Micro Conference

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>


Power Engineering Newscasts

EPA chief: carbon caps will boost economy
Australia, Russia enter nuclear power agreement with Argentina
Largest battery energy storage in North America now operational
EPA chief: carbon caps will boost economy Largest battery energy storage in North America now operational Australia, Russia enter nuclear power agreement with Argentina Texas’ Panda Temple combined cycle plant up and running
Siemens agrees to acquire Dresser-Rand
Safety concrete poured at UAE nuclear reactor power project
Foster Wheeler to upgrade natural gas-fired power plant’s emission controls
GE, TransCanada partner on natural gas turbine design
Energy storage global market to grow to $15.6B by 2024; DOE awards $2M to support taller wind turbine towers; Hinkley Point C nuclear project have financial incentives approved; N.J. company building waste-to-energy project in Ireland