Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey to build solar plant and become entirely self-powered by 2017

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Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey has announced plans to build a 90-acre, 21.9 megawatt solar power plant on site that will make the park 100% self-powered.

“We are continually searching for new ways to operate more efficiently and enhance our role as good stewards of the environment,” said the park’s president John Fitzgerald. “Solar power will significantly reduce our reliance on harmful fossil fuels.”

Factoring cloudy days, the plan is forecasted to provide 98% of the parks power.

18,000 tress will have to be removed for the plant to be built, but many of them are said to be in poor shape.  Six Flags announced that they plan on replanting 25,000 trees over a seven-year period.

LEGOLAND Florida recently announced that it too is is switching to completely renewable energy.  LEGOLAND Florida will also permanently power a section of the park, Imagination Zone, on renewable energy.

via Eco Watch




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