Work begins on 400MW Texas PV plant

OCI Corp. chief executive Woo Sug Baik.

OCI Corp. chief executive Woo Sug Baik.

Developer OCI Solar Power says construction has begun on the first 41MW “Alamo” phase of its 400MW multi-site PV project in San Antonio, Texas, with commercial operation scheduled in late fourth quarter.

CPS Energy will buy all the power under a 25-year contract from what will be the largest US municipal utility solar project when completed in 2016 - enough electricity for about 70,000 homes. This will be about 10% of the utility’s residential customers, according to OCI Solar Power.

The company, part of South Korea’s OCI Company, will also own and operate the facility. Renewable Energy Systems Americas was contracted for engineering, procurement and construction, and Swinerton, based in San Diego, California, will maintain it.

Project consortium partners include Nexolon America, which will supply Log in to read complete article.

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