OCI begins work on Alamo 4 project

OCI Solar Power has broken ground on its 39MW Alamo 4 solar PV project in Brackettville, Texas, that will supply electricity to about 6,000 homes in Greater San Antonio when completed later this year.

Brackettville is 200km west of San Antonio.

Alamo 4 is part of OCI’s earlier announced 400MW solar energy supply deal with CPS Energy, the largest US municipal utility. Two solar farms totaling 45.4MW were built last year.

Project consortium partners include Nexolon America, which will supply panels, inverter provider KACO New Energy and ERCAM, a unit of Spain’s Energia ERCAM, which will furnish solar trackers.

Mortenson Construction has been contracted by OCI to build Alamo 4 as well as remaining projects throughout Texas.

OCI and local officials estimate the partnership will bring manufacturing plants, 800 permanent jobs and an annual economic impact of $700m to Texas,  

“Our fast movement around the state is reflective of the renewable energy landscape in the U.S. It’s growing quickly,” says OCI Solar Power chief executive Tony Dorazio.