Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - February 20, 2018
Disney World plans new 50MW solar farm
Disney World will soon be connected to a new 50 MW solar farm being built as part of a PPA between the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy. The facility will be built in an area just west of Disney property gold courses.
The farm will provide renewable solar power to the Reedy Creek Improvement District, and ultimately to Disney World, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. The complex comprises a total of 270 acres and features 518,000 solar panel modules. Construction is expected to begin by late spring and should be completed by the end of the year.
"We’re excited to begin work on a new solar facility as part of our ongoing responsibility to oversee land use and environmental protections within the district," said John Classe, Reedy Creek district administrator. "This project will significantly enhance our renewable energy abilities and create new environmental opportunities in the future."
The new project is 10 times larger than "Hidden Mickey," a 5MW solar farm built as part of a 15-year agreement with Duke Energy, which owns and operates the facility on Disney property.
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