Six Flags takes a lead with solar powered park
New Jersey park points the way for attractions to become carbon neutral
Six Flags Great Adventure has taken a lead in renewable power usage, partnering with KDC Solar to make the New Jersey property the world’s first solar-powered theme park.
“This is a proud day for our company. This project represents a giant step toward becoming a net-zero carbon facility,” said Six Flags Great Adventure Park president John Winkler. “We are pleased that we were able to come to a satisfactory agreement with all parties involved. Clean energy is right for the environment and our future, and we look forward to decades of environmental stewardship with our partner, KDC Solar.”
The 23.5-megawatt solar project will include solar carports over select parking lots and 40 acres of ground-mounted solar panels. Six Flags expects construction to begin by March and for the solar facility to be fully operational by the end of 2019.
In addition to the production of clean energy and helping to limit the park’s reliance on harmful fossil fuels, KDC Solar will use more than 99,000 hours of union labour in constructing this project.
“We are continually searching for new ways to operate more efficiently and enhance our role as good stewards of the environment,” Winkler said.