KDC Solar and Six Flags completed 23 MV PV system at theme park in New Jersey
Post date: 14/06/2019 - 11:42
US solar power plant developer, owner and operator KDC Solar LLC completed the 23.5 MW PV project for Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. According to the company the world’s »Ultimate Thrill Park« is now almost fully-powered by solar energy. The project ranks as New Jersey’s largest net metered solar project and is »a giant step toward becoming a net-zero carbon facility,« said Six Flags Great Adventure Park President John Winkler.
Key features of the solar project include 11 MW of solar carports over three sprawling parking lots, 12.5 MW on 40 acres of ground-mounted solar panels and a net metering system that allows Six Flags to generate its own clean energy and export power into the grid to serve nearby homes and businesses. According to a former announcement, the facility will produce approximately 30 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity in the first year.
The Jackson theme park recycles more than 60 percent of its annual waste, including manure, paper, plastic, wood and mixed garbage. In addition, it has been converting to recycled furniture products, such as tables and park benches comprised of recycled plastic. The theme park eliminated the use of paper towels in favor of energy-efficient hand dryers and is firmly committed to other energy-saving programs.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.5 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.