A solar power plant is being built at Disneyland in Paris, in order to completely decarbonize the energy supply.
This theme park is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe, and is now taking a significant step towards energy transition and decarbonisation of its business.
One of the largest solar carports in Europe
How was last week announced The park administration will build “one of the largest solar carports in Europe” in the main parking lot for visitors. The solar power plant will cover an area of as much as 17 hectares with the planned 67,500 solar panels, which will cover about 9,000 parking spaces. This area is equivalent to the area of almost 24 football fields, and it is estimated that the power plant will produce 31 GWh of electricity per year, which roughly corresponds to the consumption of a smaller city with 14,500 inhabitants.
The construction of the solar power plant is expected to be fully completed by 2023, and 12,000 solar panels covering 1,770 parking spaces have been installed so far.
The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 750 tons per year, and the plan is to cover 17 percent of the current electricity consumption in the park from renewable sources, but also to protect visitors’ cars from the sun, rain and snow. In addition, at night, part of the solar panels will shine in the shape of the head of the most famous Disney character – Mickey Mouse.
Among the sustainability goals that the company wants to achieve by 2030, the focus is on five priority areas: reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, water savings, waste reduction, sustainable materials and design. The ultimate goal is to raise the environmental awareness of visitors, and especially to educate children about the importance of environmental protection.
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