By Associated Press - Thursday, June 13, 2019

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey theme park has announced that its massive solar farm is now fully operational and providing enough power for nearly all of the park’s needs.

The Asbury Park Press reports the solar panels at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson are installed across 40 acres and over three parking lots.

KDC solar built the farm and operates it.

Six Flags reached a settlement last year with several New Jersey environmental groups agreeing to clear-cut 40 acres of trees rather than 90 acres under the original plan. The remaining acreage was added to a 213-acre tract that will be preserved.

Park president John Winkler said that as more technologies roll out, the park will generate enough electricity to meet all its needs and contribute to the grid.

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