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Solar power farm coming to Disney

hakunamatata

Love Me Some Fast Passes
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#2

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
#6
Wow, did not realize that, thanks for the update. I researched the heck out of this a year or two ago when someone had asked me about them, and couldn't find a definite answer.

You would have thought someone would have said something... lol.
Better specifics were posted somewhere on these boards in the last year. I'm afraid I forget the exact date.
 

PhotoDave219

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#7
Wow, did not realize that, thanks for the update. I researched the heck out of this a year or two ago when someone had asked me about them, and couldn't find a definite answer.

You would have thought someone would have said something... lol.
No this is something entirely different.

In this case, Duke energy will be building a solar plant inside the RCID. Disney will turn around and then purchase the electricity generated at that plant from Duke.

It means That Duke is responsible for all the maintenance sends all the associated costs with a plant.

I'd like to see another one of these beat built in the animal kingdom area
 
#14
I have no idea where they plan to build this, outside of what's given in the article, however, for reference, here's an approximation of 20 acres. View attachment 94464
Ok, how much actual power can a solar plant that size actually produce? Nuclear power that size could probably power the whole resort, but solar? Hopefully this is more than just a nice "we're green" photo op.
 

Monorail_Red_77

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#16
Here's another possible location. I have a feeling there are many spots at this intersection where they could build it. However, according to current property records this location in red is not designated already as conservation area and it is pretty close to size already at 55 acres.

All of the area around this with the little tree graphics is designated conservation lands. I am sure though that those designations can be changed before your mickey ears hit the floor.

epcot intersect.jpg
 

ABQ

Well-Known Member
#17
So it's roughly the size of the Epcot parking lot, wouldn't it have been so much better to build solar covered parking instead? Would be a neato, visible thing for all, like the roof of Energy and provide a true benefit to all parking there.
To answer @Frankie The Beer , I think I read that it takes a little more than 30 acres to power 1,000 homes. Now, the type of solar collection is a variable and how one equates 1,000 homes to anything in a resort is beyond me.
 

Monorail_Red_77

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#20
So it's roughly the size of the Epcot parking lot, wouldn't it have been so much better to build solar covered parking instead? Would be a neato, visible thing for all, like the roof of Energy and provide a true benefit to all parking there.
To answer @Frankie The Beer , I think I read that it takes a little more than 30 acres to power 1,000 homes. Now, the type of solar collection is a variable and how one equates 1,000 homes to anything in a resort is beyond me.
That would be nice. Cover all of the theme park parking lots with solar panels. It would give shade and would quadruple the power generation too.