NEWS: Disneyland Paris Will Be Getting One of the LARGEST Solar Canopy Plants in Europe

There are a lot of exciting new things coming to Disneyland Paris over the next few years!

Disneyland Paris © Disney

The park is set to receive its own Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus a new Frozen-themed land. And along with those installments, Disney has just announced another exciting new venture at Disneyland Paris!

Disneyland Paris is set to receive one of the largest solar canopy plants in Europe, with plants for phase one of the project to be completed in spring 2021! Located at Disneyland Paris’ guest parking lot, the panels will “contribute to the reduction of Val d’Europe local territory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximatively 750 tons of CO2 per year* while providing additional guest enhancements, including shade and shelter from direct sunlight, rain or snow.”

Disneyland Paris Solar Canopy Plant Concept Art ©Disney

Speaking on the project, President of Disneyland Paris, Natacha Rafalski said, “Environmental innovation and stewardship are a tradition that began with Walt Disney himself, and this ambitious solar power project is the latest in our commitment to the environment at Disneyland Paris. It is our responsibility as a business and leading tourist destination to contribute to the long-term sustainability of our resort and the region through environmentally responsible practices.”

The solar power plant is being done in collaboration with the French company Urbasolar, and will encompass 42 acres of solar canopies.

Disneyland Paris Solar Canopy Plant Concept Art ©Disney

CEO of Urbasolar, Stéphanie Andrieu said, “This power plant is an unprecedent project in Europe from a major company like Disneyland Paris.” Disneyland Paris’ environmental strategy aims for a large reduction in GHG emissions and “a full decarbonization of its energy supply.”

Disneyland Paris Solar Canopy Plant Concept Art ©Disney

The first phase of the project is set to be completed in spring 2021, with teh full project completed in 2023. We’ll continue to keep you updated on its progress here, so stay tuned!

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