The Walt Disney World Resort is making some major changes in the parks and around the resort property. Switching to solar energy, with a new solar facility, is just one of them. Walt Disney Resort now has a massive, 270-acre, 50-megawatt operation happening that is expected to give enough power from the sun to operate two of its four Orlando theme parks!
Walt Disney World build a 22-acre, 5-megawatt solar facility in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s ears near Epcot in 2016. The latest facility makes the other one miniscule.
They are stating this will significantly reduce net greenhouse gas emissions.
“What this allows us to do is to reduce greenhouse emission by tens of thousands of times per year, in addition to making great progress towards out zero net emission goal,” Disney Environmental Integration Director Angie Renner said.
Disney’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2020, compared to 2012. The new facility hosts more than 500,000 solar panels to produce energy.
Experts speak to the benefit of the solar power as a more reliable source of power when an outage or storms occur.
Is making the world a better greenhouse important to you? Walt Disney World is working hard to make this happen! The solar panels are amazing to see from an ariel view or riding in one of Disney Transportation Busses to and from the parks and resorts.
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