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New 270 Acre Solar Facility in Operation at Walt Disney World

We previously announced that Walt Disney World, in collaboration with Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy USA, would be building a new solar facility on property.  The solar facility, which is 270 acres and 50 megawatts is now online and providing renewable energy to Walt Disney World Resort.  This new facility is expected to generate enough power to operate 2 of the 4 major theme parks on property.  This will significantly reduce new greenhouse gas emissions, supporting the various efforts that have been in progress to reach the company’s 2020 goal of reducing emissions by 50% compared to 2012.

You have to check out this fun time-lapse video (which was filmed with a solar-powered camera) to see how the facility came to be:

How cool is this?!?  Great job, Disney for continuing efforts to protect our environment!

Who has seen the new solar facility while at Walt Disney World?

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!