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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
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 (installed)
300 MW (max. planned)
Annual generation 42
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 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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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
EnergyOnline
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:53:47 -0700

LCG, October 28, 2009--FPL Group and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) officials yesterday commissioned the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center. The 25-MW project is now the largest photovoltaic (PV) solar facility operating in the United ...

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