Mission Solar Energy puts San Antonio on solar manufacturing map



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.

[caption id="attachment_6839" align="alignleft" width="225"] CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby signs a solar panel fresh off the line while Trustee Derrick Howard looks on.[/caption]

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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