Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center

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Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center
Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center is located in Florida
Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center
Location of the Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Florida
Country United States
Location Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Coordinates 28°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
Commission date April 8, 2010
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 60 acres (0.2 km2)
Power generation
Units operational 35,000
Nameplate capacity 10 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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