WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — San Antonio-based OCI Solar Power LLC has started construction on a 110-megawatt (MW) solar plant in eastern Pecos County near Bakersfield. At full build-out, this would be the largest solar plant in Texas. The solar arrays will track the sun horizontally and vertically, making this one of the largest dual-axis solar projects in the world.
The Alamo 6 plant is near Bakersfield. It is on the 1,200-acre Apollo reinvestment zone, which was renamed from Wala when OCI Solar purchased the project from Macquarie, the original developer. A private landowner holds the lease.
The project is one of seven facilities that compose a 400MW project OCI Solar is constructing for CPS Energy, Greater San Antonio’s energy company. As part of the agreement with CPS Energy, OCI Solar has committed to bring over 800 long-term jobs to the San Antonio area.