OCI Solar to break ground on solar energy project

March 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Mike W. Thomas
Reporter- San Antonio Business Journal

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OCI Solar Power will formally break ground on its 41 megawatt Alamo I Solar Farm during a ceremony on March 5 to be attended by city officials.

OCI has a 25-year purchase agreement with CPS Energy, San Antonio’s municipally-owned utility company, to provide a total of 400 megawatts of clean energy. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete by mid 2013 with the remaining portions to be built out through 2016. At completion, the project is expected to employ 800 people and represent a $100 million investment.

The first phase of the project is being built at 2361 S. Blue Wing Road in South San Antonio.

San Antonio-based OCI Solar Power, formerly Cornerstone Power Development, develops solar power plants throughout the United States and Canada. The company currently has more than 40 utility solar facility projects in development in the United States and Canada.

Seoul, Korea-based OCI Enterprises bought out the local company in January 2011 and renamed it OCI Solar Power.

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Mike W. Thomas covers technology/telecom, military, manufacturing/aviation, regulatory issues as well as nonprofits/education.

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