LEGOLAND Florida announced today on Earth Day that it is partnering with Tampa Electric and building 2-megawatt solar energy project that will produce electricity — and shade for guests of LEGOLAND Resort and surrounding area.
These new solar panels will be installed over the resort’s preferred parking lot, adjacent to the theme park entrance. When operational later this year, the solar photovoltaic installation is estimated to produce enough electricity to power up to 250 homes annually, while shading more than 600 vehicles.
Last year, the resort’s environmental efforts saved:
- 8,406.80 kilowatt-hours of energy and an estimated 5,700 gallons of oil by recycling cardboard.
- 102,500 kwh of energy, 425 trees and 175,000 gallons of water by recycling paper.
- 7,363.74 kwh of energy by recycling steel.
- More than 1,000 cubic yards of landfill space by recycling cardboard, paper and steel.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort conserved enough energy though paper, cardboard and steel recycling efforts in 2015 to power its newest theme park land, Heartlake City, for a year!