As The Walt Disney Company continues to strive towards its 2030 environmental goals — which include plans to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions from its direct operations by 2030 — they’ve provided n update on even more efforts to expand the company’s utilization of solar power.
Disneyland Paris is on track to turn its efforts into the largest in all of Europe while Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World continue to expand their efforts to existing solar lineup.
At Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris started construction on the final phase of what will be the largest solar canopy plant in all of Europe. Once completed later this year, the solar canopy plant will produce 36 GWh/year, equivalent to the energy consumption of a town of 17,400 people.
The solar canopy will cover the entire guest parking lot – 11,200 parking spaces – providing our guests shade and shelter from direct sunlight, rain or snow.
At Disney Cruise Line
On the new island destination at Lighthouse Point, located on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, at least 90 percent of the destination’s electricity needs will be met by an onsite solar array.
At Walt Disney World
In early 2024, Walt Disney World Resort’s available solar energy resources will more than double with two new solar arrays constructed by two prominent Solar Development companies and local utility partners. These new arrays will reduce carbon footprint and help power its theme parks, resorts and beyond.
Construction is underway on the two 75 MW arrays in nearby Gilchrist and Polk counties across 1,000 acres. These solar plants will make Walt Disney World Resort one of the largest commercial consumers of solar in the state.