Two New Solar Arrays to Be Built in Central Florida to Power the Walt Disney World Resort

Building on the exciting launch of Disney Planet Possible, the company recently announced that Walt Disney World Resort’s available solar energy resources will more than double with two new solar arrays constructed by two prominent Solar Development companies. As the most recent examples of Disney’s commitment to taking action to change our planet’s story, these new arrays will reduce the resport's carbon footprint and help power even more magic in the parks, resorts, and beyond!

The two new 75 MW (megawatt) arrays will be located in Gilchrist County and Polk County on over 1,000 total acres, enabling Disney to harness the sun’s power without depending on sunny skies in solely one area. With this expansion, Disney will become one of the largest commercial consumers of solar in the state. More importantly, it will join the numerous steps we are taking to deliver on the company's 2030 goal of achieving net-zero emissions.

Both arrays are expected to be online by early 2023. Continuing the company's longstanding history of protecting the planet, combined they will introduce nearly a half million solar panels capable of producing over 375,000 MWh (megawatt hours) of carbon-free solar energy in their first full year of operation. This is the equivalent of removing 29,500 automobiles from the roads every year!
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