Solar takes shape at Walt Disney World

You've never seen a solar farm like this one in Florida

This video taken from above reveals what’s not visible on the ground – a 22-acre solar farm in the shape of a not-so-hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Disney continues to find ways to provide clean energy to its parks and resorts and on April 12, unveiled its largest solar farm, built by Duke Energy. The 48,000 solar panels near Epcot Center will produce roughly 5 megawatts of electricity – the equivalent of 1,000 residential solar rooftop systems. 


Duke Energy, which plans to add up to 500 megawatts of solar energy to Florida by 2024, will sell the energy to Reedy Creek Improvement District to help meet the power needs of Walt Disney World Resort and its other customers, such as Four Seasons Resort and the hoteliers along Hotel Plaza Boulevard.