Radiator Springs Racers is generating some real heat, and this time, it has nothing to do with speed! Work has been completed on a new, 40,000-square-foot solar array system atop the Cars Land attraction, which uses the power of the sun to generate electricity for Disney California Adventure park — an amount equivalent to the energy used to power 100 Anaheim homes each year.
The system features more than 1,400 high-efficiency solar panels, and is the first of its kind at the Disneyland Resort to help power an attraction. The solar panels are part of an ongoing commitment to develop and implement environmentally responsible practices at the Disneyland Resort.
Check out the installation of the solar panels in this video!
Great news! Keep it coming
Thank you, SunPower, for adding your beautiful panels to the Disneyland Resort! Hopefully there will be more to come 🙂
Go Disneyland! This is awesome, next stop…Electric Autopia cars?
Hey Kyle! Wouldn’t it be awesome? The blog post mentions the system is “equivalent to the energy used to power 100 Anaheim homes each year”, and I’m sure that even the smallest attraction or store uses more power than a few homes each year. Also it says the system “…is the first of its kind at the Disneyland Resort to help power an attraction.” so it’s more likely that it helps just to help power Radiator Springs Racers.
I applaud the Walt Disney Company for embracing solar power. If you can dream it, you can do it.
This is great news! Are there any plans to update the cars at Autopia to electric?
Does this mean that electricity for California Adventure is 100% solar?