Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility unveiled at Disney World

This April 3, 2016, photo provided by Walt Disney World, shows Disney's Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Officials with Disney World, Duke Energy and Disney's private government, flipped on the switch to the Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility is located on 22 acres near Epcot and is made up of about 48,000 solar panels. (Walt Disney World Photo via AP)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It’s only fitting that solar panels that will help with the power needs of Walt Disney World are shaped like the famous ears of the mouse that started the Disney enterprise.

Officials with Disney World, Duke Energy and Disney’s private government on Tuesday flipped on the switch to a Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility located on 22 acres near the Epcot theme park.

The facility is made up of 48,000 solar panels and is operated by Duke Energy.

Duke Energy will sell the energy to Disney’s private government, Reedy Creek Improvement District.

In addition to helping power parts of Walt Disney World, the energy will be used to power hotels along Hotel Plaza Boulevard, as well as the Four Seasons Resort.

 

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