Walt Disney World Developing Two New Solar Facilities to Power About 40% of Annual Energy Needs
In honor of Earth Day, Disney Parks has shared information about their solar facilities around the world, and announced that two more solar facilities are in development in Central Florida.
These two new 75MW solar facilities will be in addition to Walt Disney World’s two pre-existing solar fields, including the Mickey-shaped array of solar panels. This solar field was built in partnership with Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) and Duke Energy, while a second 270-acre, 57MW solar field was built in partnership with RCID and Origis Energy USA.
The new solar facilities will be built in collaboration with RCID and local utility partners. They are expected to go online in about two years. In total, Walt Disney World’s four solar facilities will generate up to 40% of its annual energy consumption.