We have great news to share on Earth Day! Disney World is working on two new solar facilities that is planned to power 40% of their annual energy consumption.
Here are the details:
Walt Disney World has been basking in the glow of the Sunshine State and using solar energy for several years, and today, Walt Disney World and Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) are teaming up with local utility partners in Central Florida to develop two new 75MW solar facilities, which are expected to come online in approximately two years.
These new solar projects add to a not-so-hidden Mickey shaped solar array, built in collaboration with RCID and Duke Energy, sharing that authentic Disney flair across 22 acres of land, as well as the massive 270-acre, 57MW solar facility built in partnership with RCID and Origis Energy USA. When combined, Walt Disney World’s total solar facilities will produce enough renewable energy to power up to 40% of its total annual energy consumption.
Since 2009, Disney has operated under a long-term vision to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions, and they are just getting started. Their new set of ambitions goals commit them to achieve net zero emissions for their direct operations by 2030.