Reedy Creek Improvement District Signs New Easement Deal for 50MW Solar Farm

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Reedy Creek Improvement District signed an agreement with Origis Energy to build a new solar farm on the western edge of the Walt Disney World Resort property, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Tuesday.

The facility will provide power to the RCID, and over time, to the resort.

The 270-acre farm with 518,000 solar panel modules, will be built along the east side State Highway 429, just west of Disney’s Magnolia and Palm golf courses, according to the Sentinel.

This new solar farm is over ten times larger than the 22-acre hidden Mickey solar farm located near Epcot.

The project is expected to start in spring 2018 and finish before the year’s end. Around 300 jobs will be created as a result of the project.

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I wondered why I didn’t see more solar down at Disney World and Florida in general. All the rain does put a damper in solar. The hard part is efficient and cost effective storage of access energy.
Do you have any details on the new parking lot tram pullers? I always thought a hybrid electric would be a good solution for those. Put a bunch of solar panels on the roofs or induction pads at the stops.