OCI Solar Power has started to construct the first phase of its proposed 400MW solar project in San Antonio, Texas.
As part of the first phase, which has been named Alamo I, the company will install 41MW of PV capacity which is scheduled to complete by mid-2013. German inverter manufacturer KACO will supply its XP series inverters for installation at the project.
The 400MW project was announced in July 2012 after a 25-year power purchase agreement deal was struck with CPS Energy. The project is expected to become one of the largest municipal utility solar projects in the US and will create more than 800 jobs.
As part of its plan, OCI Solar Power will develop several solar facilities that will power more than 70,000 homes. Plans for the remaining megawatts will be built through 2016.