Solar Power Plants in the USA - Florida
Daytona Speedway
Location: FL
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2.1 MW
Operation: 2016
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SPP has over 7,000 panels on three canopy structures on Daytona International Speedway grounds. The project completed in Feb 2016.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Posted 23 Feb 2016

DeSoto
Location: FL
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 25 MW
Operation: 2009
System supplier: SunPower Corp
EPC: SunPower Corp
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest PV power plant in the USA. Construction started in Q4 2008 and the facility was commissioned in Oct 2009. 90,500 panels are installed on the 180ac site and annual generation is expected to be 42 GWh. The construction workforce peaked at about 400.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Posted 23 Jun 2010

KSC Solar
Location: FL
Operator: FPL Group
Configuration: 10 MW
Operation: 2010
System supplier: SunPower Corp
EPC: SunPower Corp
Quick facts: This solar park was commissioned on 8 Apr 2010 and became the largest PV plant in the state. The photo shows the 5 Apr 2010 space shuttle Discovery launch reflected in the solar panels, which are on 60ac parcel of NASA property at Kennedy Space Center. SunPower installed 35,000 of its solar panels for the 10-MW plant, having previously installed a separate 1-MW PV plant at KSC in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Posted 11 Apr 2010

Lockheed Martin Solar Carport
Location: FL
Operator: Lockheed Martin
Configuration: 2.25 MW
Operation: 2015
System supplier: Hanwha
EPC: Advanced Green Technologies 
Quick facts: This 151,400 sq ft solar carport system in Clearwater has 7,260 solar modules. Work began in Mar 2015 and the project completed in Sep 2015 as the largest such system in the state. Electricity producion is expected to be 3.33 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Lockheed Martin
Posted 31 Oct 2015

Mickey Mouse Solar
Location: FL
Operator: Duke Energy Florida
Configuration: 5 MW
Operation: 2016
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This 22ac SPP has 48,000 solar panels. It went in operation in Mar 2016 adjacent to Walt Disney World Resort. Electricity is sold to Disney through a 15yr PPA between Duke and Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Photograph courtesy of inhabitat.com
Posted 29 Sep 2016

Osceola Solar
Location: FL
Operator: Duke Energy Florida
Configuration: 3.8 MW
Operation: 2016
System supplier: ??
EPC: Advanced Green Technologies
Quick facts: This 17ac SPP is at the Canoe Creek S/S near Kenansville. It began commercial operation in May 2016.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Posted 23 Feb 2016

   
  PSEG Jacksonville Solar
Location: FL
Operator: PSEG Solar
Configuration: 15 MW
Operation: 2010
System supplier: First Solar
EPC: juwi, Miller Electric Co
Quick facts: The PSEG Jacksonville facility was dedicated on 28 Sep 2010. It has 200,000 ground-mounted panels on a 100ac site and was PSEG Solar's largest plant to date JEA has a long-term PPA to purchase plant output.

Photograph by Florida Aerial Services Inc and courtesy of PSEG
Posted 29 Sep 2010

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 29-Sep-2016

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