OCI Solar Power has broken ground on San Antonio’s newest solar project, Alamo II which is now under construction. Alamo II is the second phase of the 400 megawatts OCI Solar Power is developing for CPS Energy as part of a 25-year power purchase agreement.
The 4.4 megawatt solar farm will sit on 45 acres owned by the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) near the organization’s Upper Martinez waste water treatment plant. Commercial operations are expected to begin at the end of this year.
Suzanne Scott, SARA’s General Manager. “The Alamo II solar project allows SARA to support an important clean energy project by repurposing public land to generate solar power for the community. The project also generates revenue for SARA and power that will support the operation of SARA’s wastewater treatment facilities, which ultimately helps SARA produce clean water for our river system.”
Phase I of the 400 megawatt project, Alamo I, will begin delivering energy later this year. Once complete in 2016, the 400 megawatt project will power 10 percent of San Antonio homes.
“Alamo II brings us closer to powering San Antonio with clean energy,” said OCI Solar Power President and CEO Tony Dorazio. “We’re fortunate to be in a city that truly values sustainability and to have the opportunity to work with groups like the River Authority that embrace this value.”