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.
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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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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:18:00 -0700
The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, part of which is shown here, is one of the largest solar installations in the state. Built by Florida Power & Light, it has the capacity to power about 2,500 homes. HERALD-TRIBUNE ARCHIVE ...
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Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:11:47 -0700
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Thu, 08 Apr 2010 07:37:30 -0700
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US 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) This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of ...
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