Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center

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Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center
CountryUnited States
LocationKennedy Space Center, Florida
Coordinates28°29′07″N 80°40′53″W / 28.48528°N 80.68139°W / 28.48528; -80.68139Coordinates: 28°29′07″N 80°40′53″W / 28.48528°N 80.68139°W / 28.48528; -80.68139
StatusProposed
Commission dateApril 8, 2010
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area60 acres (0.2 km2)
Power generation
Units operational35,000
Nameplate capacity10 MW

The Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center is a 10 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) facility at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.[1] Commissioned in April 2010, the center is the result of a partnership between NASA and Florida Power & Light. The facility has approximately 35,000 solar photovoltaic panels from SunPower covering an area of 60 acres. The facility provides slightly less than one percent of the power needed to keep Kennedy Space Center up and running.

A 1 MW solar photovoltaic array is also located at the Kennedy Space Center.[2] Solar power system at Kennedy Space Center.jpg

The Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center was the second largest-scale solar facility in Florida, with the 25 MW DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center being the largest,[1] until the construction of the 75 MW Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center.

Production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Space Coast Next Gen Solar Energy [3]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2010 266 1,883 1,851 1,772 1,641 1,639 1,663 1,681 1,481 1,395 15,272
2011 1,285 1,429 1,829 1,909 1,852 1,793 1,708 1,508 1,540 1,412 1,362 1,215 18,842
2012 1,540 1,293 1,863 1,828 1,761 1,482 1,815 1,471 1,543 1,361 1,386 1,165 18,508
2013 1,275 1,447 1,877 1,640 1,725 1,518 1,576 1,705 1,498 1,631 1,044 1,233 18,169
2014 1,092 1,283 1,655 1,702 1,841 1,526 1,496 1,618 1,330 1,697 1,208 1,103 17,551
2015 1,303 1,315 1,687 1,589 1,903 1,645 1,609 1,489 1,356 1,416 1,272 1,098 17,682
2016 1,114 1,562 1,619 1,816 1,813 1,568 1,857 1,612 1,403 1,336 1,372 1,228 18,300
Total 124,324

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FPL Launches 10-MW Space Coast PV Project (April 9, 2010) Renewable Energy World.
  2. ^ Solar Power Plant at Kennedy Supplying Electricity to Floridians
  3. ^ "Space Coast Next Gen Solar Energy, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 8, 2017.