Construction Imminent on Massive Solar Farm At The Western Edge of Walt Disney World

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In February we told you about a new solar farm Disney was planning to build at the western edge of the Walt Disney World Resort property. Recent permits filed with the South Florida Water Management District now reveal the scope of that project, and it is huge.

This project is a 50 megawatt solar facility that will cover 295 acres, which is roughly one and a half times the size of the Seven Seas Lagoon. You can get a sense of the scale of the project from the image above, where the blue area will be completely covered with 518,000 solar panel modules.

We expect that construction will start soon and be completed by the end of the year.

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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  • Do you have any idea what those sand-pit-looking things on each side of 429 in that area are?

  • And how many trees and natural growth are they killing to “help the environment” with these solar panels?

  • while i love this idea, why not build solar arrays over the absolutely ginormous parking lots at every park? i agree with BobParr–why would they build in this area when solar arrays have dual benefits of being a shade canopy for cars? here’s what they look like for anyone interested…https://bit.ly/2IF3NgR.

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