Reedy Creek Improvement District recently entered into an agreement with Origis Energy USA to build a massive 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar farm. This solar project is planned to be completed by the end of this year, and will generate enough energy to power two theme parks at the resort.
The facility will have a grand total of 500,000 solar panels, which will reduce emissions at the resort by more than 57,000 tons a year. This equates to removing 9,300 cars from the road, a statistic that shows Disney’s 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the resort by 50% (compared to 2012).
Located near Animal Kingdom, this solar facility will join the 5-megawatt facility that was recently built near Epcot. Combined, the two solar sites will provide 25% of all power needs at Walt Disney World.
Construction is set to begin in the coming months and they hope to have construction wrapped up by the end of the year.