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Six Flags Great Adventure hopes to become world’s first solar-powered theme park

by Tharin White

From America’s fastest, to world’s tallest and now world’s first. Six Flags Great Adventure seeks to be the first ever theme park to leave fossil fuels in the past.

Six Flags Great Adventure and its partner KDC Solar announced construction will begin soon to make the New Jersey property the world’s first solar-powered theme park. 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. Once operational, this project will be the largest net metered solar project in the State of New Jersey.

“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.”

Six Flags Great Adventure already recycles more than 60 percent of its annual waste. This includes manure, paper, plastic, wood and mixed garbage. KDC Solar will use more than 99,000 hours of labor in constructing this project.

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