Providing Safe, Reliable, and Sustainable Energy Since 2011
Providing safe, reliable, and sustainable energy to empower communities
Combine experience with innovation to develop, own, and operate solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that offer renewable energy and economic benefits
The following core values are ingrained in all we do at OCI Solar Power. By adhering to these values, we create an atmosphere that ignites innovation and guarantees quality.
ABOUT OCI SOLAR POWER
Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, OCI Solar Power develops, constructs, finances, owns, and operates solar PV facilities, specializing in utility and distributed generation solar projects. Some of our company highlights include:
- OCISP was the first company to bring utility-scale solar projects to Texas;
- OCISP developed, designed, procured, and constructed 500 MW in Texas, all of which are operating in the ERCOT maket;
- Three of our Texas-based projects are 100% Buy American Act compliant; and
- One of our projects, Alamo 6, is the largest dual-axis solar farm in the United States.
ABOUT THE OCI FAMILY OF COMPANIES
OCISP, through its parent company, OCI Enterprises Inc., is a subsidiary of OCI Company Ltd, a global green energy and chemical conglomerate founded in 1959 in South Korea. OCI Company has developed a diversified portfolio of products and solutions for a broad spectrum of industries in the renewable energy sector, and it is one of the largest manufacturers of polysilicon, the raw material for solar cells, in the world.
OCI Company established OCI Enterprises Inc. as its U.S. holding company in Delaware in 1990. OCI Enterprises is the parent of two San Antonio, Texas-based companies: OCI Solar Power, established in 2012, and Mission Solar Energy, established in 2014. Both are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of OCI Enterprises.
Another affiliated company, OCI Peroxygens, opened its facility in Decatur, Alabama in 2001. The plant manufactures sodium percarbonate products that are safely produced, high quality, and environmentally friendly.
OCI Company Ltd., OCI Solar Power’s parent company, founded in Seoul, South Korea. The global company’s portfolio spans more than six decades in the fields of renewable energy, fine chemicals, insulation materials, and, most recently, bio.
OCI Company Ltd. launches commercial production of 9-nine grade polysilicon and later offers 10-nine and 11-nine grade polysilicon as a primary raw material used by more than 50 leading PV solar companies around the world.
OCI Company Ltd. becomes the world’s No. 1 polysilicon supplier, the raw material for solar cells. It remains one of the top largest manufacturers of polysilicon in the world.
OCI Solar Power LLC (OCISP) is founded.
OCISP becomes the first developer to bring utility-scale solar to Texas by signing a Power Purchase Agreement with the City of San Antonio, acting through the largest municipal gas and electric provider in the U.S., CPS Energy, to develop 400 MW of clean, renewable energy. Later, another 100 MW are added.
OCISP completes Project Delsea, 3 MW, in Vineland, NJ, the company’s first installation to go online.
OCISP opens headquarters in downtown San Antonio, TX.
OCISP completes Project Holmdel, 3 MW, in Holmdel Township, NJ.
OCISP completes Alamo 1, 39.2 MW, in San Antonio, TX for CPS Energy.
OCISP completes Alamo 2, 4.4 MW in Converse, TX for CPS Energy.
OCISP completes Project Lavonia, 1 MW, in Lavonia, GA for CPS Energy.
OCISP completes Alamo 4, 39.6 MW, in Brackettville, TX for CPS Energy.
OCISP completes Alamo 3, 5.5 MW, in Converse, TX for CPS Energy. This project is 100% in compliance with the Buy American Act.
OCISP opens the Mission Solar Energy module manufacturing plant in San Antonio, TX with the capability of producing 200 MW of N-Type and P-Type PV cells and modules for utility customers.
OCISP completes Alamo 5, 95 MW, in Uvalde, TX for CPS Energy.
OCISP completes Alamo 6, 110 MW, in McCamey, TX for CPS Energy. This is the largest dual-axis solar farm in the U.S. and it is 100% in compliance with the Buy American Act.
OCISP completes Alamo 7, 106.4 MW, in Haskell, TX for CPS Energy.
OCISP successfully commissions an Energy Storage System (ESS) named Astro with a capacity of 1 MW/250 kWh within the Alamo 1 project boundary.
OCISP completes Project Pearl, 50 MW, in McCamey, TX for CPS Energy. This project is 100% in compliance with the Buy American Act.
OCI Solar Power completes Project Ivory, 50 MW in Lamesa, TX for CPS Energy.
OCISP completes a first-of-its-kind upgrade at the Alamo 1 solar farm to significantly improve its overall performance and reliability.
OCISP sells a 200 MW, construction-ready project to Buckeye Partners, L.P. Project Parker, made up of Crown & Sol, is under construction in Falls County, TX.
OCISP, CPS Energy, and Hyundai Motor Group sign a memorandum of understanding to work toward developing and building an energy storage system from recycled electric vehicle batteries.
OCISP sells a 200 MW, construction-ready project to Arava Power. Project SunRay is under construction in Uvalde County, TX.
OCISP completes an upgrade at its Alamo 2 solar farm.
OCISP celebrates its 10th anniversary in San Antonio, TX.
OCISP announces that it has originated more than 3 GW of utility-scale solar projects in Texas. The projects are operational, under construction, or in development.
OCISP signs an agreement with Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc. memorializing their intent to collaborate on future utility-scale solar energy projects in Texas.
At OCI Solar Power, we are committed to living out our core values in the communities we serve. To see the community solar projects we’ve completed, click here.
Other San Antonio-area contributions include:
- Alamo 2 & 3 are located in high visibility sites where drivers can easily pull over and witness the solar modules in action.
- OCISP helped launch solar-based courses at St. Philip’s College.
- OCISP committed to providing five scholarships to students who are part of the solar program at St. Philip’s College.
- OCISP has provided an allowance for an educational facility that would enable presentations to local schools at an operating solar and storage facility in the San Antonio area.
Additionally, we volunteer with several charities and carefully choose programs that support the following objectives:
- Youth development and literacy
- Environmental stewardship
- Energy & Innovation
- Biotechnology & Research
Below are a few of the initiatives in which our employees have taken part.
- In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, employees stepped up to help feed families and fund the San Antonio Food Bank. Over a two-week period, we gathered 166 pounds of food and raised $1,600.
- If you want to design, construct, practice law, crunch numbers, or market a project, you can do those things while working at a solar company. Students at Oak Grove Elementary learned about all the possibilities during Career Day.
- Call it a victory! Our United Way Employee Donation Drive exceeded expectations and we raised more than 3,000 for nonprofits in the San Antonio area. To celebrate, Charles Kim, President & CEO, dressed as a winning football player and posed for pictures with employees.
- Brisket, ribs, and sausage – oh my! OCI Solar Power employees got another chance to taste test all the barbecue staples at CPS Energy’s annual GrillsGiving: A Celebration of Meat & Music at Mission County Park in November. More importantly, proceeds benefit the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP) to help pay the energy bills of customers who qualify for assistance.
- Keeping kids in school and giving them tools they need is a priority. That is why we sponsored Communities in Schools of San Antonio’s annual luncheon as well as its Mars Colony Competition, took part in its Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive, and spent the evening promoting the importance of clean energy to families at Montgomery Elementary.
- In 2019, OCI Solar Power became a corporate sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio. We took part in STEM week activities, teaching kids all about solar and solar farms and sharing our award-winning book, Bryan’s Solar Adventure, at two different clubhouses.
- We continue to support the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation by sponsoring and attending its Annual Luncheon in April and the Healing Hearts Gala in October. We also took time gather items and put together care packages for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
- The goal was to raise $3,000, and we exceeded it! During a 2-week employee donation drive, OCI Solar Power raised over $3,700 for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Add in the company match, and that’s more than $7,400 that will help families in our area. As a thank you, Charles Kim, President & CEO, dressed up in a sun costume and posed for pictures with employees.
- For the third year in a row, OCI Solar Power employees gathered comfort items and created 20 care bags for patients at the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation. A note of encouragement was included in each bag as well. This giving project has become a tradition tied to our annual United Way Employee Fund Drive.
- Elementary through middle school students learned all about solar and even made solar bracelets when we teamed up with Mission Solar Energy to host an information and activity table at the Boys and Girls Club’s Fall STEM Fest on September 20, 2018.
- We helped Stuff the Bus! Pens, paper, crayons, markers, erasers, backpacks, and binders were just some of the items we collected for the Communities In Schools of San Antonio school supply drive. This year was a record breaker, with 31 tons of school supplies collected at an estimated monetary value of more than $670,000.
- As part of our 2017 United Way Employee Donation Drive, OCISP and MSE employees collected comfort items – including blankets, hats, socks, journals, lotion, and snacks – and placed them in care bags. Volunteers with the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation then handed out the bags to local cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
- In collaboration with the Land Heritage Institute, EPIcenter, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Mission Solar Energy, Sun Action Trackers, and Sistine Solar, OCISP provided financial and technical support for the world’s first solar mural. Entitled La Monarca and created by Cruz Ortiz, the artwork was printed on special film, applied to four solar panels, and then put on display at the San Antonio Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival on November 10, 2017.
- OCISP served as a sponsor of the inaugural National Night Out at Brooks City Base on October 3, 2017. Along with our sister company, Mission Solar Energy (MSE), we also hosted a fast-pitch game where visitors could hurl chunks of ice to test the durability of MSE’s solar panels.
- On September 1, 2017, OCI Solar Power and Mission Solar Energy employees donated two truckloads of water, diapers, and baby wipes to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. The Category 4 storm made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25.
If you have a program or project that you would like us to consider supporting, please contact our communications team with the following information:
- Description of project or program including how it aligns with the objectives mentioned above
- How you would like us to help
OCISP has pledged to be a responsible corporate citizen, and as a result, we have committed to several community projects around San Antonio.
EPIcenter – OCISP is one of the founding partners of the EPIcenter, a hub for clean energy technology innovations, education and community engagement, and entrepreneurial incubation. We have made a substantial monetary guarantee as well as additional in-kind contributions. CPS Energy was the driving force behind the vision for this world-class center and we are proud to support this endeavor. For more information, visit http://www.epicenterus.org/.
DoSeum – OCISP provided 705 solar panels for a rooftop PV projects that produces 25% of the museum’s energy. This high profile project included one of the first solar education facilities in San Antonio. https://www.thedoseum.org/
San Antonio Botanical Garden – OCISP donated a rooftop solar system for the Goldsbury Foundation Pavilion and Chef Teaching Kitchen at the newly expanded San Antonio Botanical Garden. Mission Solar Energy, our sister company, provided the 99 modules. http://www.sabot.org/
Confluence Park – OCISP donated funds for a solar array made up of 38 modules, provided by Mission Solar Energy, at San Antonio’s newest park. When the project is completed later this spring, it will generate 300 watts of energy and include an educational and interactive touch-screen kiosk. http://confluencepark.sariverfound.org/