Thursday, March 26, 2015

Six Flags Great Adventure Reducing Carbon Footprint with Solar Power

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Six Flags Great Adventure has announced a partnership with KDC Solar LLC that will see the construction of a giant solar net metering project - the largest in the state of New Jersey.  KDC Solar will construct and own the facility, while being built on property that belongs to the theme park.

The project will take between 16 and 18 months to complete, meaning it will be fully operational in the second half of 2016. 

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The functioning 'solar farm,' as they are often called, will allow the world's largest theme park to utilize clean energy for its operations.  The park already recycles 60 percent of its overall waste and is ever on the lookout for ways to 'go green' - including the recent removal of paper towels in rest rooms in favor of energy efficient hand dryers.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to conservation and eco-friendly initiatives, we intend to generate clean energy,” said Park President John Fitzgerald. “Solar power will significantly reduce our reliance on harmful fossil fuels.”

While many parks are looking for ways to create and utilize clean energy, this is the first time a park has made a move on such a grand scale that I am aware of.  Great work by the park on this new partnership!


Surya said...

Any word on how many kW the system will be?