DISNEYLAND PARIS TO CONDUCT 17-HECTARE SOLAR HUB
Disneyland Paris is constructing a giant solar power plant to fully decarbonize its energy supply, according to a Euronews report.
The park is Europe’s number one private tourist destination and has welcomed more than 320 million visitors since its creation in 1992, hailing from across France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and many more.
Now, it is taking an important step towards an ecological transition.
Largest Solar Canopy in Europe
The main guest parking lot at Disneyland Paris will now host “one of the largest solar canopy plants in Europe,” in collaboration with French company Urbasolar Group.
The plant will cover 17 hectares with 67,500 solar panels, so as to cover up to 9,000 parking places. This is equivalent to almost 24 football fields placed next to one another.
The solar panels have a very low carbon footprint and are 94 percent recyclable.
Their production is estimated to be at 31 gigawatts per hour (GWh) per year, which is roughly the same as the consumption of a city of 14,500 inhabitants.