Corporate Responsibility

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
  • Renewable energy innovation

Below are a few of the initiatives in which our employees have taken part.

  • Barbecue, live music, and fun. OCI Solar Power was proud to sponsor CPS Energy‘s GrillsGiving on November 17, 2018. Proceeds raised benefit the REAP program which helps customers who need assistance pay their utility bills.
  • Hockey Fights Cancer, and we were there to watch as our San Antonio Rampage took on the Rockford IceHogs on November 17, 2018. The Rampage won 2-1, but the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation was the big winner as part of the proceeds benefited the organization.
  • 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.
  • Make some noise! That’s exactly what we did when we gathered noisemakers to give to the Child Life Services department at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. This donation project was part of our larger United Way Employee Fund Drive for 2018.
  • 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