Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) says it expects the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Fla., to begin delivering electricity to customers later this month, ahead of schedule.
The facility will overtake Nevada's Nellis Solar Power Plant for the title of largest solar photovoltaic solar facility in the nation and in North America, FPL notes. Constructed in less than a year, the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center uses over 90,000 photovoltaic panels.
Along with solar energy centers in Martin County and at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center will produce a collective total of 110 MW of capacity by the end of 2010. This amount is expected to make Florida the second largest solar power-producing state in the country.
SOURCE: Florida Power & Light