OCI Solar Power LLC is announcing the start of construction on the 110MW Alamo 6 solar plant located in Pecos County, Texas.
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.
"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 a dual-axis tracker system from Sun Action Trackers and solar modules from Mission Solar Energy. Inverters will be supplied by KACO new energy. 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. Construction is scheduled to complete on the Alamo 6 project during the fourth quarter of 2016.