For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.On April 22, 2021, in celebrating the Earth Day, Disney announced that it is adding more solar power to Disney’s theme parks around the world. Walt Disney World here in Central Florida also plan on enhancing the iconic Mickey solar array so the Orlando area resort’s solar panels will soon power 40% of its property.
Walt Disney World and Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) are teaming up with local utility partners in Central Florida to develop two new 75 MW solar arrays that are expected to come online in about two years.
In today’s Field Notes episode, Dr. Zak takes us on a tour of one of Walt Disney World’s solar facilities where Disney is harnessing the energy from the sun to help power the resort, all while creating habitats for the bees, butterflies and bugs that pollinate the world outside of it, in the video published on April 25, 2021, “Disney Solar Farm Helps Make The World A Better Place | Walt Disney World Resort“, below:
In the video published on April 5, 2018, “Disney unveils Mickey-shaped solar farm“, below:
In the video published on April 18, 2019, “Disney Solar Tour – New 270 Acre Facility Can Power 2 Walt Disney World Theme Parks“, below:
Disney is taking greater stride in reducing its carbon footprint by harnessing the magic from the sun to power its theme parks worldwide, including solar panels atop the most famous attractions at Disneyland Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and a local solar farm in the shape of Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort. Soon there will also be the solar canopies at Disneyland Paris that will provide shelter for 9,500 guest vehicles, a facility that will power about 70% of Castaway Cay (via 4,320 solar panels), Disney Cruise Line’s private island in The Bahamas, and two colossal solar facilities coming to Central Florida. The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products solar portfolio around the world can produce enough energy to power eight Magic Kingdom Parks at Walt Disney World Resort.
I am a mother/wife/daughter, math professor, solar advocate, world traveler, yogi, artist, photographer, sharer of knowledge/information, and resident of Windermere, FL. I've worked professionally in applied math, engineering, medical research, and as a university math professor in IL and FL for about 20 years. My husband and I loved Disney and moved down to Central Florida initially as snowbirds. But we've come to love the warmth and friendly people offered by this community and decided to move down to Windermere, FL full time in 2006. I am now spending time sharing information/ knowledge online, promoting understanding of math and solar energy (via http://www.sunisthefuture.net ), and developing Windermere Sun (http://www.WindermereSun.com) as an online publication, sharing and promoting Community ABC's (Activities-Businesses-Collaborations) for healthier/happier/more sustainable living. In the following posts, I'll be sharing with you some of the reasons why Windermere has attracted us to become full-time residents of Central Florida region. Please feel free to leave your comments via email at "Contact Us" in the topbar above or via info.WindermereSun@gmail.com.
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