The first phase of Texas' 400MW solar project is now operating in San Antonio. The 41MW Alamo I solar farm is phase one of a 400MW development, which is expected to make Texas one of the top solar producing states when complete.
Alamo I will generate energy for 6,600 homes powered by CPS Energy and reduce hazardous carbon dioxide emissions by 57,000 tons -- the equivalent of taking 9,500 cars off the road in the San Antonio metropolitan area. More than 167,000 solar panels cover the 450-acre solar farm. The 400MW project resulted in the largest economic development agreement between a municipal utility and private company. The partnership will bring manufacturing, 800 permanent jobs and an annual economic impact of $700 million to Texas. Another solar project, Alamo II, will bring an additional 4.4MW to San Antonio upon completion in early 2014.
OCI Solar Power and three manufacturing partners are responsible for creating more than 150 permanent jobs and 600 temporary construction jobs in the area. Details