Nexolon plant breaks ground in San AntonioNexolon plant breaks ground in San Antoniohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=81572013-02-22T11:21:00Z2013-02-21T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - CPS Energy and Nexolon have broken ground on the company's solar panel manufacturing plant at Brooks City-Base.

The plant, which is expected to employ more than 400 workers in San Antonio, is a key component of a plan that calls for building a series of solar power facilities capable of generating a total of 400 megawatts of energy.

As part of that deal, the Brooks Development Authority approved giving Nexolon access to 86 acres of land at the former Air Force base valued at $17 million for just $5 million. The city pledged to make $12 million worth of infrastructure investments at Brooks to make up the difference.

Nexolon America is part of the OCI Solar Power-led consortium that won the contract to build CPS's 400 megawatt project, which requires the bid winners to invest $100 million in the San Antonio area and create 800 new jobs locally. Nexolon's plant is expected to account for half of the required job creation.

Read more at the San Antonio Express-News.

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San Antonio-New Braunfels
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