Six Flags Entertainment to Create Largest Solar Carport in North America

The company has also plans for a nearly 7-megawatt system at Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.

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As part of its green initiative, the US-based theme park company, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is planning to boost solar capacity at two of its California parks, including Magic Mountain.

Six Flags in partnership with JLL, a global professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, plans to create the largest solar carport in North America to provide capacity for nearly 15 megawatts at its Valencia theme park.

The company has also plans for a nearly 7-megawatt system at Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.

Commenting on the development, the company’s senior vice president for investor relations and treasurer, Steve Purtell said in a news release that, “We are committed to making all of our properties more energy efficient and sustainable for years to come.”

Purtell further said, “California’s support of renewable energy, the solar potential in the state, and the environmental benefits associated with solar energy made this the right decision for our guests, our team members, and our communities.”

“This unprecedented solar PV program exemplifies the multiple benefits a well-designed onsite solar project may offer,” said Kyle Goehring, Vice President and Director of clean energy, JLL.

Adding to it, Kyle said, “The solar economic benefits at these sites is immense, and JLL is honored to help Six Flags become the entertainment industry market leader in renewable energy.”

In addition to generating a large percentage of the parks’ electricity, the solar carport structures are expected to provide other enhancements to the guest experience, including covered parking for the majority of parking spaces, integrated electric vehicle charging stations, increased security and enhanced parking lot surfaces.

Source: TheSignal

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