OCI Solar Power, a solar developer in Texas with nearly 3 GW in its project pipeline, has recently served as the EPC to upgrade its Alamo 2 solar farm to maximize performance.
The 4.4 MWac project, located at 8203 Binz Engleman Rd., just northeast of San Antonio, sits on 45 acres of land and began operating in March 2014. OCI Solar Power undertook a second months-long upgrade responding to a steady number of mechanical failures, and witnessing new and emerging tracker technology in action.
“We found ourselves repairing trackers and then fixing them again days later because of mechanical issues. It was very similar to what our Alamo 1 solar farm located south of San Antonio was experiencing a few years ago. Both solar farms have trackers from Array Technologies and increased production,” said Jason Thompson, Construction Manager for OCI Solar Power.
OCI Solar Power finished renovation to its 39.2 MWac Alamo 1 solar facility in 2019 and completed its 6-month upgrade at Alamo 2 in Q4 2022. The upgrade at Alamo 2 was done in sections. That allowed the solar farm to stay partially energized so that it could continue providing power to CPS Energy, the nation’s largest public power, natural gas, and electric company.