Mission Solar Energy puts San Antonio on solar manufacturing map

By on September 23, 2014

CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby expressed delight Monday at the grand opening of Mission Solar Energy’s new state-of-the-art solar manufacturing facility at Brooks City Base.

Delight, he said, “at the promise this facility holds, not just for CPS Energy, but for San Antonio as a whole, in producing clean energy, plus also jobs and education investments.”

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The “solarbration” was attended by roughly 150 elected officials, business leaders, environmental advocates and well wishers, and culminated with everyone signing a panel fresh off the assembly line.

CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby signs a solar panel fresh off the line while Trustee Derrick Howard looks on.

CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby signs a solar panel fresh off the line while Trustee Derrick Howard looks on.

Read more about the unique plant, including why it’s n-type panels are so special.

Mission Solar Energy joins a number of companies that have taken up residence in San Antonio as part of CPS Energy’s New Energy Economy.

Through April 2014, this initiative has resulted in more than $622 million in investments in San Antonio, according to a study by Steve Nivin, assistant professor of economics at St. Mary’s University and director and chief economist of the SABÉR Institute, including the creation of more than 380 new, full-time jobs, $21.5 million in payroll, $105 million in construction and $1.2 million in education contributions.

 

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