The 50 MW solar facility in Florida is Walt Disney’s second such project. In 2016, its 5 MW Mickey Mouse shaped solar plant had come online. (Photo Credit: Walt Disney Parks)
- A 50 MW solar power plant has come online in Florida and its power will electrify operations for 2 out of 4 theme parks of the Walt Disney
- Origis Energy USA developed the project for Walt Disney using GameChange Solar’s single-axis trackers and more than 500,000 solar panels
- The project had been under development and construction since April 2018 and has now been switched on
Walt Disney Contracts Origis Energy USA For 50 MW Solar Power Project To Power 2 Of Its Theme Parks In Florida
(24. April 2018)
One of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, The Walt Disney Company has announced the commissioning of a 50 MW solar power plant in Florid. Power generated by the plant will be used to operate 2 out of its 4 theme parks in Central Florida.
Origis Energy USA has built the plant on 270-acre land with more than half a million solar panels mounted on single axis Genius Tracker from GameChange Solar. Walt Disney had contracted Origis Energy in April 2018 to develop this ground mount facility (see 50 MW PV For Walt Disney Parks).
Walt Disney’s Environmental Integration Director Angie Renner said the company will share more details about the project soon and it will celebrate this milestone in the coming months.
This is Walt Disney’s second solar facility, with the first one being a 5 MW plant shaped like a Mickey Mouse in 22-acre area that was energized in 2016. The Walt Disney Company aims to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2020 compared to 2012 levels.