Disney and Duke Energy producing 5 megawatts with solar farm at Walt Disney World

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 8:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Duke Energy and Walt Disney World officials announced details of the Mickey-shaped solar farm near Epcot this morning. The five-megawatt solar farm is being called the Walt Disney World Solar Facility. On Tuesday morning, Angie Renner, Disney World's environmental integration director, helped Duke Energy state president Alex Glenn throw a giant symbolic switch to signify the farm coming online. But the facility was already generating power since March.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 2:43 PM

More importantly, though - how many trees were lost?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:02 PM

Much easier when you have control...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:51 PM

Right? They built it and turned it on in the time that Jackson, New Jersey has spent talking about it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:43 PM

Call me when you can produce the 1.21 gigawatts I need...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:18 PM

Let's see: 22 acres = 5 Megawatts --> .227 Megawatts per acre or .000227 Gigawatts per acre (~5330.4 acres)? They may just have enough land to do it, but capacity would be lousy: http://www.wdwradio.com/2005/02/wdw-history-101-how-to-buy-27000-ac...e-noticeq/

I'm guessing it would have to be an upcharge attraction. ;)


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