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 to 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:52:30 -0700
Acres of open land filled with solar panels are seen at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Ardacia, Fla. FPL has just announced a partnership with FIU to build a solar facility on the school campus. (AP Photo/Christine Armario ...
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:01:37 -0700
President Barack Obama remarks following a tour of the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Fla., Oct. 27, 2009. On an overcast Florida afternoon five years ago, standing in front of a vast array of solar panels, President Obama ...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:20:28 -0800
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Reliable Plant Magazine
Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -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 ...
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