|DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center|
President Barack Obama talks at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
|Location||Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida|
|Commission date||October 27, 2009|
|Construction cost||$150 million|
|Owner(s)||Florida Power & Light|
|Site area||235 acres (95 ha)|
|Units operational||90,000 SunPower solar panels|
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).
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.
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- "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'". Florida Power & Light (FPL). October 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- "FPL Commissions DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center". LCG Consulting. October 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- "DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center FAQs". FPL. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Neville, Angela (2010-12-01). "Top Plant: DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County, Florida". Power. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
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