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Disney World Planning Two New Solar Facilities in Florida
April 30, 2021 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The Sunshine State is an appropriate state for relying on solar power to operate facilities.
Five years after installing its first solar facility, Disney World announced plans to double its number of solar-powered facilities in Florida.
The theme-park giant announced in April that it is developing two new 75 MW solar facilities. The new facilities are expected to come online in about two years.
Disney already relies on two solar sites to help power its complex in Central Florida. One facility is a 22-acre solar farm in the shape of the iconic Mickey Mouse logo, and the other complex spreads over 270 acres and delivers 57 MW of power. When complete, the four facilities will produce enough renewable energy to power up to 40 percent of Disney’s total energy consumption, the company says.
The facilities are part of Disney’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions in its parks by 2030. Disney’s solar program also extends to international properties as well as its cruise line.
Dave Lubach is managing editor, Facility Market.