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.
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...
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 ...
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Florida Power & Light (FPL), the state's largest utility company, announced plans today to triple its current solar energy capacity by 2016. FPL intends to build three new solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants that will ultimately add nearly 225 ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:08:45 -0800
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Reliable Plant Magazine
Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0700
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Environment News Service
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