By Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director
We’ve got some big news to share from the Sunshine State today. Built in collaboration with the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy USA, a massive new 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility is officially online and providing renewable clean energy to Walt Disney World Resort!
This facility is expected to generate enough power from the sun to operate two of our four theme parks in Central Florida annually. It will also significantly reduce net greenhouse gas emissions, joining the numerous efforts The Walt Disney Company has launched to deliver its 2020 goal of reducing emissions by 50% compared to 2012.
We will be celebrating this milestone in the coming months and look forward to sharing more details with you real soon. In the meantime, check out this time-lapse video – filmed with a solar-powered camera – to see how the facility has come to life.