Six Flags’ Great Adventure Becomes the World’s First Solar-Powered Theme Park

Six Flags’ Great Adventure Becomes the World’s First Solar-Powered Theme Park

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Everyone wants to do something to contribute to keeping the world healthy, especially when you can do so in a fun and exciting way that would attract many people. Many people can take this into different directions and create unexplainable inventions that will satisfy our planet. Six Flags’ Great Adventure in News Jersey will become the world’s first solar-powered theme park, reported businesswire.com.

“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,” reported businesswire.com.

It was huge when Texas-headquartered Six Flags unveiled plans to build the enormous solar farm on park-owned land in 2015, according to MNN.com. The company’s mission to power the park with clean energy was heralded as a smart move within the renewables-lite theme park industry. At 92 acres, the solar farm would have been the largest in the Garden State, reported mnn.com.

As this may seem like it would be a successful plan, the lawsuits started to roll in. To construct the 23-megawatt solar power plant, Six Flags and project developer KDC Solar would have to clear out over 18,000 trees within non-protected land, stated MNN.com. If they want to be successful with this project, they will have to cut down thousands of trees.

The problem is that Six Flags Great Adventure is attempting to do a good deed, but in an inefficient and dangerous way. If they don’t correct the problem regarding the thousands of trees that will need to be cut down, the plan will result in more flooding and pollution in Jackson, and damaging headwater streams of the Toms and Delaware Rivers and the Barnegat Bay, explained a reporter at cleanwateraction.org.