McDonald’s Corp. said it has completed construction of a newly remodeled global flagship restaurant designed to create enough renewable energy on-site to cover all its energy needs on a net annual basis.
The new 8,024 square-foot restaurant is located in Orlando, Fla., at Walt Disney World Resort.
The restaurant features an expansive, v-shaped solar-paneled roof and photovoltaic glass panels integrated throughout the building.
There are 1,066 solar panels on the roof, generating 600,000 kWh per year. And, outdoor porch skylights feature 1,500 square feet of solar glass panels, generating nearly 70,000 kWh annually.
Over 1,700 square feet of plant-covered walls absorb carbon dioxide, “promoting biodiversity and retaining water,” the company said. (see pic below).