Disney World’s huge solar farm showcases value of going solar at home
For some, hearing about a Mickey Mouse operation means being beset by a frustrating customer service situation. For those in the solar industry, hearing about Walt Disney World’s commitment to using solar energy that will provide enough electricity to power two of their four theme parks in Orlando, Fla., shows that this Mickey Mouse operation is serious about reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
Disney World’s 50-megawatt solar farm will be 10 times larger than the Hidden Mickey solar farm that powers part of its Epcot theme park. The 50-megawatt farm will take up 270 acres and help the park with its goal of reducing its net carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2020. This new solar facility is “estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 57,000 tons per year,” according to a Disney World news release. And in case you don’t know the math, 50 megawatts is equal to 50 million watts.
Disney World is far from the only big business using solar power to its benefit. Retailers including Target and Walmart are getting in on the fun, as they realize what sustainability means for themselves and their customers. It’s a huge win on both sides of any business transaction.
Power Home Solar is also at the forefront of this solar revolution, as it is installing solar panels at the homes of three NFL franchises — the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions — not to mention sharing the value of going solar at home with the respective fan bases of those teams. We were recently named the No. 12 residential solar contractor in the U.S. by Solar Power World, and are continuing to build our movement for green, clean energy one customer at a time.
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