Walt Disney World Doubling Solar Energy Resources With Two New Solar Arrays in Central Florida

Walt Disney World is poised to more than double their solar energy resources with the construction of two new solar arrays. This means 40% of Walt Disney World energy will be generated by the sun.

The 75-megawatt solar arrays will cover over 1,000 acres with almost half a million solar panels in Gilchrist County and Polk County. The arrays will be capable of producing over 375,000 megawatt hours of carbon-free solar energy in their first year — the equivalent of removing 29,500 cars from the road. They will help Disney reduce their carbon footprint and make them one of the largest solar consumers in Florida. Disney hopes to have both arrays online by early 2023.

Watch a video from the Disney Parks Instagram about the new solar arrays below.

Walt Disney World hopes to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.

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  1. So it appears the solar farms are NOT going to be constructed on WDW property? Polk county is right next door, not sure where Gilcrist county is.

  2. There’s no research on if too many panels actually heat the area up more than normal like in cities with many glass buildings causing urban heat.
    I hope they’ve done some testing to see if it does not do that as it would be counterproductive.
    Also the panels have a life of about 20 years where are they going to be recycled all those rare earth materials and mining materials used for solar panels.

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