Six Flags Leisure Corp., one of many largest theme park and waterpark house owners on the earth, has damaged floor on a brand new photo voltaic carport and vitality storage system at its Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia.
The corporate, which is predicated in Arlington, Texas, stated the solar energy mission will offset 100% of Magic Mountain’s vitality utilization and would be the largest single-site business renewable vitality mission within the state.
Development on the photo voltaic community formally started sooner or later earlier than Six Flags introduced it’s going to merge with Cedar Truthful LP, proprietor of Buena Park’s Knotts Berry Farm, in an $8 billion deal.
Six Flags was based in 1961 and bought Magic Mountain in 1979. The photo voltaic carport can be 637,000-square-feet and include about 3,544 visitors parking spots, with about 30 electrical automobile charging areas. The 12.37-megawatt carport will produce 20.8 million kilowatt hours of vitality yearly, equal to the vitality demand of two,874 houses.
“We’re thrilled to be breaking floor on this monumental mission and taking the following step in direction of a cleaner, inexperienced future,” Jeff Harris, interim park president of Magic Mountain, stated in a press release. “We’re persevering with to make developments in direction of enhancing and defending the atmosphere, and are honored to be trade leaders, paving the way in which for different theme park firms around the globe.”
Six Flags is partnering with photo voltaic and renewable vitality specialists at DSD Renewables and Glendale-based Photo voltaic Optimum, in addition to utility firm Southern California Edison and the workplace of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
The carport can be constructed over the principle visitor car parking zone and group member car parking zone. Six Flags stated it will likely be the third photo voltaic set up by the corporate and the most important photo voltaic mission allotted towards a for-profit group within the U.S. The corporate at present has photo voltaic installations at its Discovery Kingdom property in Vallejo and its Nice Journey property in Jackson Township, New Jersey.
A Six Flags spokesperson expects the photo voltaic mission to be accomplished within the spring and stated that its take care of Cedar Truthful, which is predicated in Ohio, is anticipated to shut within the first half of subsequent 12 months. The mixed firm will function below Six Flags’ title and can commerce below Cedar Truthful’s inventory title, “FUN,” on the New York Inventory Change. The mixed firm will function 27 amusement parks, 15 water parks and 9 resort properties. No park closures have been introduced.
Cedar Truthful Chief Govt Richard Zimmerman will function chief govt of the brand new firm and Selim Bassoul, Six Flags’ chief govt, will step in as govt chairman of the board.
“The mix of Six Flags and Cedar Truthful will redefine our visitors’ amusement park expertise as we mix the most effective of each firms,” Bassoul stated in a press release. “By combining our operational fashions and know-how platforms, we count on to speed up our transformation actions and unlock new potential for our parks.”