OCI http://tpr.org en Sheep Keeping Grass Under Control At OCI Solar "Farm" In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/sheep-keeping-grass-under-control-oci-solar-farm-san-antonio <p>OCI Solar Power thought of an idea that leaders there say is sheer genius. They've put sheep to work on the grounds of a solar farm on the far northeast side to keep the grass cut.</p><p>As solar panels soak up plenty of hot Texas sunshine, there's plenty landscaping work to do at the Alamo 2 Solar Farm off Binz-Engleman near North Foster Road. But instead of people, OCI Solar Power is employing <i>lambscapers</i>.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:41:51 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35446 at http://tpr.org Sheep Keeping Grass Under Control At OCI Solar "Farm" In San Antonio Study Gives CPS Energy High Marks For Job Creation, Growing Local Economy http://tpr.org/post/study-gives-cps-energy-high-marks-job-creation-growing-local-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CPS Energy’s <a href="http://www.cpsenergy.com/About_CPS_Energy/Who_We_Are/New_Energy_Economy/index.asp" target="_blank">New Energy Economy</a> is earning praise for fueling dramatic increases in local job growth.</span></p><p>An economic impact study found the energy company’s contributions are “unique” in the industry.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:26:53 +0000 Eileen Pace 33118 at http://tpr.org Study Gives CPS Energy High Marks For Job Creation, Growing Local Economy New 167,00 Panel Solar Farm Now In Operation For San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/new-16700-panel-solar-farm-now-operation-san-antonio <p>A new solar farm on the far South Side of San Antonio is now generating electricity for CPS energy.</p><p>Just south of loop 410&nbsp; on Blue Wing Road is a newly built solar farm called Alamo 1. At 453 acres it’s the size 300 foot ball field and can generate enough energy to power 6,600 homes. It’s 167,00 solar panels went online last week, generating 40 megawatts - it’s the first phase of what will be a 400 megawatt project.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:51:03 +0000 Joey Palacios 23855 at http://tpr.org New 167,00 Panel Solar Farm Now In Operation For San Antonio The Source: SA Hosts Renewable Energy Big Hitters | The American Healthcare Paradox http://tpr.org/post/source-sa-hosts-renewable-energy-big-hitters-american-healthcare-paradox <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As CPS Energy closes down the </span>Deely<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> coal power plant and ponders whether a new gas or nuclear plant is the solution, a big conference is landing in town next week pushing solar, wind and other </span>renewables<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: The 2013 </span><a href="http://www.texasrenewables.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Texas Renewables Conference</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:42:48 +0000 Paul Flahive 21542 at http://tpr.org The Source: SA Hosts Renewable Energy Big Hitters | The American Healthcare Paradox Unemployment Slightly Up In Texas, But Still Lower Than A Year Ago http://tpr.org/post/unemployment-slightly-texas-still-lower-year-ago <p>Unemployment figures released Friday had bad news and good news for Texas.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The good news is that over the past year, unemployment in the state has declined almost a full percentage point and remains below the national rate of 7.9 percent for January.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bad news is that unemployment rose slightly in Texas for the month of January to 6.3 percent; prior to January, the jobless rate had been declining for six months.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:57:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 7706 at http://tpr.org Unemployment Slightly Up In Texas, But Still Lower Than A Year Ago First OCI Solar Farm Under Construction, Finished By Year End http://tpr.org/post/first-oci-solar-farm-under-construction-finished-year-end <p></p><p>Today CPS Energy and city officials joined OCI Solar Power executives in a toast to the first phase of construction on a mega solar power agreement that promises 800 jobs for the city over several solar farm locations.</p><p>Officials made a ceremonial first dig with shovels at the site of Alamo I, the first solar farm location, to symbolize the massive construction project that has already begun.</p><p>South of Loop 410 and IH-37, Alamo I will soon be buzzing with hundreds of solar panels that will generate 41 megawatts. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:26:34 +0000 Eileen Pace 7474 at http://tpr.org First OCI Solar Farm Under Construction, Finished By Year End Council Approves Solar Facility Deal For Brooks City Base http://tpr.org/post/council-approves-solar-facility-deal-brooks-city-base <p>In exchange for creating hundreds of jobs, the city has agreed to a business deal with solar manufacturing company Nexolon America.</p><p>Nexolon will build a manufacturing plant at Brooks with ordinances to create a reinvestment zone at the base including: A 10-year 100 percent tax abatement, $400,000 in grant money to create 400 jobs, and $12 million for future infrastructure improvements.</p><p>Mayor Julián Castro believes the project contributes to the vision of <a href="http://www.sa2020.org/" target="_blank">SA2020</a> to create a highly skilled workforce.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:56:37 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6772 at http://tpr.org Council Approves Solar Facility Deal For Brooks City Base Mayor Castro Responds to CNN Story on OCI Solar Deal http://tpr.org/post/mayor-castro-responds-cnn-story-oci-solar-deal <p>San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and CPS-Energy are responding to a CNN news story about a solar energy deal that casts the political rising star in a negative light.</p><p>When Mayor Julian Castro stepped onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention he was also stepping into a more critical arena of national politics where nearly every move is scrutinized.</p><p>And on Friday, a story on the CNN program "Erin Burnett’s Out Front" covered a CPS-Energy solar energy deal that Castro was involved in that went to a South Korean company and not a company in the United States.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:50:37 +0000 David Martin Davies 770 at http://tpr.org Mayor Castro Responds to CNN Story on OCI Solar Deal