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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 in Florida
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 MW
Planned: 300 MW
Annual generation 42 GW·h
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 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.[5]

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43 news items

inewsnetwork

inewsnetwork
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 03:52:30 -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 ...

Daily Signal

Daily Signal
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 ...

Utility Dive

Utility Dive
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:03:45 -0800

FPL's current solar portfolio includes 75 MW at the hybrid FPL Martin Next Generation Clean Energy Center; the 25-MW FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center; and the 10-MW FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center near NASA's ...
 
Greentech Lead
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 ...

Bradenton Herald

Bradenton Herald
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 ...

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:23:18 -0700

Acres of open land filled with solar panels is seen in a Wednesday, Oct. 21 2009 photo, at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Ardacia, Fla. President Obama is seeking to spur wider use of solar power with a series of executive actions ...
 
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
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 ...
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