In celebration of Earth Day, get a first look at the solar canopy plant coming to Disneyland Paris. As part of the resort’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship, construction began last year for the phased development of one of the largest solar canopy plants in Europe.
Developed in collaboration with Urbasolar Group through a co-investment, the plant located in the main guest parking lot 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 an enhanced guest experience with shade and shelter from direct sunlight, rain and snow. Construction is expected to be completed in 2023, with the first phase completed later this summer. About 12,000 panels have already been installed, covering 1,770 parking spaces!
The solar canopy plant will also contribute to Disneyland Paris’s ongoing environmental strategy, aiming for a significant reduction in GHG emissions and a full decarbonization of the energy supply. This is one of six focus areas put in place by the company, in addition to moving toward sustainable waste management including reduced use of plastics, preserving water resources with for example a wastewater treatment plant, developing a responsible supply chain, preserving and fostering biodiversity, and supporting global actions to preserve the environment for future generations.