OCI Solar Power, an innovation and development company for utility scale solar power plants in the U.S., has started construction on its third solar farm in Texas, located in Brackettville.
Upon completion, the 39-MW Alamo 4 will produce enough energy to power approximately 6,000 homes.
The solar farm will include more than 150,000 solar panels throughout 600 acres of privately-owned land.
Power generated will be used by CPS Energy, San Antonio’s municipal utility.
OCI Solar Power partnered with Mortenson Construction for the construction of Alamo 4 and the company’s remaining Texas projects. Mortenson plans to establish a regional office in San Antonio. The new office, in conjunction with the solar facility, will provide 800 permanent jobs and add $700 million annually to San Antonio’s economy.
Commercial operations are expected to begin by the end of 2014.
In 2013, OCI Solar Power completed its 41-MW Alamo 1 project and began construction on a 4.4 MW site, Alamo 2. Both are located in San Antonio. Upon completion in 2016, the overall 400-MW project will power 10 percent of San Antonio homes.
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