President Obama's Speech

President Obama address a group of 300 at the DeSoto Solar Energy Center
President Barack Obama address a group of 300 at the opening of the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center Tuesday.
TAMPA (2009-10-28) -

President Obama stood in a former cow pasture, surrounded by 90,000 ceramic solar array panels. They stretched for hundreds of yards in all directions, perfectly aligned with each other and the sun.

This solar power plant produces enough electricity for 33,000 Florida homes. It cost $152 million, adding about seven cents to each customer’s monthly Florida Power and Light bill. Company officials hope the cost of the panels will come down as more plants like these are built. They are pleased the President is as enthusiastic about the project as they are.

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