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Posted on June 7th, 2016

Your Imagery Work Break – Mickey Mouse Solar Farm

(Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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It’s sunny outside (well hopefully it is by you at least), so get up, walk to the front door and enjoy some of that sunshine! But before you head out, take a few minutes to gander over this 50-cm color GeoEye-1 image collected on February 26, 2016 over a Mickey Mouse-shaped solar farm right by Walt Disney World, Florida. The 48,000 solar panel installation is a joint project between Duke Energy and Reedy Creek Improvement District – they manage the local utility which supplies power to Walt Disney World and Epcot Center. While the solar farm is fun to look at, in actuality it will only provide a tiny portion of the power used in Walt Disney World with a maximum output capacity of 5 megawatts – enough to power just over 800 homes. But hey, no matter how small or large the amount of power it generates, projects like this put renewable energy front and center in the media so there is real value in this positive (and free) advertising.

Have a great rest of your workday! J

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