Shhh... don't tell Emperor Zurg, but Disney has found a source of new power. But this new source of power is no secret. In fact, it's as plain as day.
The Walt Disney World Resort announced that it has put its new 270-acre solar facility online, which eventually will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of two of the resort's four theme parks. Here is a look at the solar farm's construction, courtesy Disney.
Disney previously installed a 22-acre solar facility in the familiar Mickey Mouse shape that got a lot of attention for that design. But those solar panels, which opened in 2016, generate just a tenth of the power that this new facility can generate. The Walt Disney Company has set a goal to halve its 2012 corporate emissions level by next year.
Personally, I think I could have helped Disney get a long way toward that goal if I'd just been wearing solar panels while I was waiting in all those sun-scorched theme park queues at a variety of parks over the years. I wonder how many potential watts of power I could have generated... that just ended up burning my skin instead.
(Thinksport 50+ is my new best friend, BTW. And it's reef safe, too.)
Hmmm, maybe that's not a bad topic for discussion. What notorious sun-baked location in a theme park would be your choice for the perfect location for a new set of energy-generating solar panels?Tweet
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