Disney, Duke Unveil Solar Farm

April 13, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

mickey-mouseDuke Energy and Walt Disney World have built a solar farm near Epcot, according to plans announced today. The Orlando Sentinel says that the panels are in the shape of Mickey Mouse ears.

The wind farm is on about 22 acres. Under a 15-year agreement, Duke will build, own and operate the farm on Disney’s land. The electricity generated will be bought by Disney, the story said. The story points out that the solar park fits in with the overall theme of Epcot. The full name of the facility is”Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”

The story says that Epcot already is fed by a 60-acre solar farm in Clermont, FL.

Last year, The Buffalo News reported that the Tonawanda Landfill in updated New York was set to be recommissioned as a solar farm. SolarCity was in the process of installing 8,500 solar panels on 10 acres on the east side of the landfill, the story said.

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