Duke Energy and Walt Disney World officials announced details of the Mickey-shaped solar farm near Epcot this morning.
The five-megawatt solar farm is being called the Walt Disney World Solar Facility. It is visible from the air as a giant Mickey Mouse shape. It’s just off the east shoulder of World Drive, near its intersection with Epcot Center Drive. It’s just west of Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort.
The farm is about 22 acres, part of a 15-year agreement that allows Duke Energy to build, own and operate the farm on Disney’s land. In return, the farm will provide solar power to Walt Disney World.
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LINC Housing, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing in California, recently announced that its SEED Partners subsidiary has installed new solar photovoltaic systems at five LINC properties by aggregating them as one project to leverage tax credits and available incentive programs as part of a new financing structure.
Co-developed with the National Housing Trust, the solar development impacts 545 low-income family and senior households, will reduce resident energy bills, and provided solar installation job training for the community.
“Any time we can reduce the overall energy cost burden for our residents, it’s a win,” says Rebecca Clark, president and CEO of LINC Housing. “With this project, we’re both reducing energy costs and providing a sustainable source of power.”
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