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First Panel Installed at New Walt Disney World Solar Facility

The first solar panel has been installed at the new solar facility that will power Walt Disney World!  Now there are only 499,999 solar panels to go!  As we previously reported, these new solar panels are being installed in a 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility in a collaboration with Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy USA.  This new solar facility is expected to provide enough energy to power two of the four major theme parks within Walt Disney World.  The target completion for the project is in a few months, which will be exciting to watch!

This project was started in an effort to pursue Disney’s commitment to conservation and environmental stewardship, which was important to Walt Disney, himself.

Solar panel at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World is leveraging Cast Members from Disney’s Animal, Science and Environment and Horticulture teams to assist in the development of the facility.  There are efforts to make the entire site pollinator friendly and safe for endangered species of butterflies, bees and other insects.

Of course we will keep you updated as we learn more about this exciting project and the positive impacts that it will have on the environment!

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!