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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 field
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 GWh
Website
www.fpl.com

The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center is a Photovoltaic power station 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]

Production[edit]

Generation (MWh) of DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy [6]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2009 3,876 3,179 2,415 9,470
2010 3,526 3,038 4,399 5,062 5,307 5,485 4,680 4,682 4,927 4,755 3,849 3,631 53,341
2011 3,167 3,459 5,096 5,923 5,845 3,773 5,042 4,605 4,262 3,842 3,648 3,183 51,845
2012 3,707 3,179 5,239 5,321 5,549 4,364 5,314 4,667 4,156 3,955 3,502 3,095 52,048
2013 3,220 3,528 5,099 4,713 5,508 4,342 4,413 4,748 4,209 4,450 2,813 2,784 49,827
2014 2,888 3,463 4,453 1,702 5,585 4,905 4,870 4,944 3,798 4,600 3,263 2,950 47,421
2015 3,190 3,601 4,532 4,844 6,060 5,098 4,711 4,350 3,878 3,845 3,157 2,770 50,036
2016 2,758 2,758
Total 316,746

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Daily Caller

Daily Caller
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:14:41 -0800

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to his introduction during a visit to DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES POLITICS ENERGY) - RTXQ2AM. 4808830. The pioneer of ...

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 ...

Transmission and Distribution World

Transmission and Distribution World
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:58:13 -0700

FPL's current solar portfolio includes the 25-megawatt FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center; the 10-megawatt FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center near NASA's Kennedy Space Center; and 75 megawatts at the FPL Martin ...

MyPalmBeachPost

MyPalmBeachPost
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:23:34 -0800

The company's existing solar facilities include the FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center near Cape Canaveral, Fla.; the FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in DeSoto County, Fla.; and the FPL Martin Clean Energy Center, the ...

Commercial Property Executive

Commercial Property Executive
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:55:02 -0800

The three new centers join FPL's existing solar facilities roster, which includes the FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in DeSoto County and the FPL Martin Clean Energy Center—the world's first hybrid solar/natural gas plant. FPL expects ...

New York Times (blog)

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 ...

TCPalm

TCPalm
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:15:00 -0800

Florida Power & Light employees Jose Suarez, left, and Greg Bove, stand beside solar panels last week at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, the largest solar photovoltaic plant in the country. (AP Photo/Christine Armario). Dec.
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