The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center is a photovoltaic solar power facility in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida owned by Florida Power & Light (FPL). President Barack Obama attended the plant's commissioning on October 27, 2009. It has a nameplate capacity of 25 megawatts (MW), and produces an estimated 42,000 megawatt-hours (MW·h) of electricity per year (an average output of about 4.8 MW).
The plant cost $150 million to construct. The plant consists of over 90,000 SunPower solar panels with single-axis trackers on 235 acres (95 ha).
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.
FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
The FPL DeSoto facility is the largest solar photovoltaic solar facility in the nation and in North America. Constructed in less than a year, the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center...
DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
The FPL DeSoto facility is the largest solar photovoltaic facility in the nation and in North America. Built in less than a year, the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center uses over 90000...
FPL's 'Energy Smart Florida' Smart Grid Announcement
President Obama joins FPL for commissioning of nation's largest solar PV power plant; announces $200 million in smart grid funding for FPL's 'Energy Smart Florida' To learn more about FPL,...
FPL’s DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
Florida Power & Light (FPL), the state's largest utility company, announced plans today to triple its current solar energy capacity by 2016.
FPL DeSoto Solar Energy Center
The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center is located on FPL-owned property in DeSoto County, Florida. Construction commenced in late 2008 and will be completed by October 2009.
SurvTech Solutions & The Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center
http://www.fpl.com http://www.survtechsolutions.com SurvTech Solutions Surveying & Mapping in Tampa, Florida will be performing the land surveying work for NASA's Kennedy Space Center and...
FPL launches clean energy on the Space Coast
FPL's Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center (http://www.fpl.com/environment/solar/spacecoast.shtml), a 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility at Kennedy Space Center, is scheduled...
FPL sponsors teacher workshop about renewable energy
As part of Florida Power & Light's renewable energy workshop program (http://www.fpl.com/environment/conservation/alternative_energy.shtml), teachers from across the state visited FPL's Space...
FPL Changes Space Coast Skyline
Florida Power & Light Company changed the Space Coast skyline on Aug. 22 by demolishing the most visible structures at its 42-acre, 45-year-old Cape Canaveral Power Plant. It is preparing to...
Sat, 04 Apr 2015 16:44:23 -0700
Artist´s rendering of the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center near Arcadia. The center is one of three Florida Power & Light plans to build before end of 2016.BRADENTON HERALD FILE. PROVIDED ...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:38:56 -0800
FPL's current solar portfolio includes 75 megawatts at the hybrid FPL Martin Next Generation Clean Energy Center; the 25-megawatt FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center; and the 10-megawatt FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:08:45 -0800
President Barack Obama during a visit to the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in 2009. (Photo: Zach Boyden-Holmes/Getty Images). As the lame-duck Congress limps to the finish line, billions of dollars in federal energy subsidies could be up ...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:20:28 -0800
HelioSage Energy has partnered with Gulf Power to develop 120 MW of solar energy projects for US Navy and Air Force in Florida. The new capacity will be divided into three projects including 50 MW solar PV project at the Saufley Naval Outlying Landing ...
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:53:47 -0700
LCG, October 28, 2009--FPL Group and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) officials yesterday commissioned the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center. The 25-MW project is now the largest photovoltaic (PV) solar facility operating in the United ...
Reliable Plant Magazine
Thu, 08 Apr 2010 07:37:30 -0700
SunPower designed and built the 10-megawatt system and a separate one-megawatt solar power system at Kennedy Space Center, as well as FPL's 25-megawatt DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in DeSoto County, the largest operating solar PV ...
New York Times (blog)
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:11:47 -0700
The announcement was made at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, operated by Florida Power & Light Co. It was a futuristic scene, with tilting dark solar panels spread across 180 acres, which officials said could generate power for 3,000 ...
Environment News Service
Environment News Service
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:30 -0700
NEW YORK, New York, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To increase their access to cost-competitive renewable energy, 12 large corporations have signed the Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles to better communicate their purchasing needs and expectations to the ...
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