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. With a nameplate capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) DC, it is the largest solar photovoltaic plant in the USA as of 2009. It produces an estimated 42,000 megawatt-hours (MW·h) of electricity per year (an average output of about 4.8 MW).

The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center cost $150 million to construct. The photovoltaic solar power plant consists of over 90,000 SunPower solar panels with single-axis trackers on 180 acres (70 ha).

DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center
Country United States
Locale Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida
Coordinates 27°19′N 81°48′W / 27.317°N 81.8°W / 27.317; -81.8Coordinates / 27.317; -81.8
Status Operational
Commission date October 27, 2009 (October 27, 2009)
Construction cost $150 million
Owner(s) Florida Power & Light

Solar farm information
Type Flat-panel PV
Photovoltaic modules 90,000 SunPower solar panels

Power generation information
Installed capacity 25 MW
Capacity factor 19%
Annual generation 42 GW·h