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DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
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President Barack Obama talks at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center is located in Florida
DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
Location of DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
Country United States
Location Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida
Coordinates 27°19′N 81°48′W / 27.317°N 81.800°W / 27.317; -81.800Coordinates: 27°19′N 81°48′W / 27.317°N 81.800°W / 27.317; -81.800
Status Operational
Commission date October 27, 2009 (October 27, 2009)
Construction cost $150 million
Owner(s) Florida Power & Light
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 235 acres (95 ha)
Power generation
Units operational 90,000 SunPower solar panels
Nameplate capacity 25 (installed)
300 MW (max. planned)
Annual generation 42
Website
www.fpl.com

The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center is a photovoltaic solar power facility in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida owned by Florida Power & Light (FPL).[1] President Barack Obama attended the plant's commissioning on October 27, 2009.[2] It has a nameplate capacity of 25 megawatts (MW),[3] and produces an estimated 42,000 megawatt-hours (MW·h) of electricity per year (an average output of about 4.8 MW).[4][5]

The plant cost $150 million to construct.[5] The plant consists of over 90,000 SunPower solar panels[3] with single-axis trackers on 235 acres (95 ha).[5]

FPL has get a permit for construction of the second stage and had filed for the permit to build the third stage of the plant. At the second stage, 49 MW of capacity will be added. At the third stage, 226 MW of capacity is planned to be added bringing the total capacity of the plant up to 300 MW.[5]

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:18:00 -0700

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Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:11:47 -0700

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