PV developer OCI Solar Power is making progress on a number of solar projects that will add 145MW of solar power to Texas’ energy mix this year.
Once all three projects are completed, they will produce enough energy to power 25,000 homes on an annual basis.
Tony Dorazio, president and CEO of OCI Solar Power, said: “The progress we're making with the opening and construction of new projects means more than half of our Texas projects are now complete or underway. This also means the number of solar jobs in the state is increasing.”
OCI Solar Power recently completed the Alamo 4 project in Brackettville, Texas, which will generate 39MW of energy for San Antonio utility CPS Energy. The plant – OCI Solar Power’s first Texas PV facility built outside of the San Antonio metropolitan area – is comprised of 150,000 solar panels and covers around 242 hectares of land.
With the Alamo 4 project now operational, work has commenced on both the Alamo 3 project in San Antonio and the Alamo 5 facility in Uvalde, Texas. The 5.5 MW Alamo 3 will be the first Alamo project to be built with locally made solar panels from Mission Solar Energy.
At 100MW, Alamo 5 is set to be OCI Solar Power’s largest PV project. The facility, expected to be completed in 2016, will cover 404 hectares of land.