OCI Solar begins construction of 110-MW Alamo 6 project in Texas

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US company OCI Solar Power has initiated construction of a 110-MW solar plant in Texas, which is part of the larger, 400-MW Alamo complex.

Named Alamo 6, the solar power station in Pecos County is being developed for San Antonio based utility CPS Energy.

According to reports, the project is to be completed in the final quarter of 2016 and will be the largest in Texas when completed. It is expected to be one of the biggest dual-axis solar installations worldwide, OCI has claimed.

SH Yoon, the president and CEO of OCI Solar Power, has stated that the project will be built “using components that are made exclusively in San Antonio”.

The local companies that will be working together for developing the project are: Sun Action Trackers (supplier of dual-axis tracker system), Mission Solar Energy (supplier of solar modules) and Mortenson Construction (builder of the farm).

OCI Solar will own and operate the asset when it is completed. In all, the Alamo project comprises seven installations.

The first phase of the project was commissioned in 2013 with development of the 41-MW Alamo I solar farm.

Alamo I was expected to generate electricity adequate to meet annual average power needs of 6,600 homes. And the output of the plant was to be evacuated by CPS Energy. The farm set up on 450 acres had 167,000 solar panels.

Ajith Kumar S

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