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Six Flags Great Adventure Now Powered by Solar Energy


World's Ultimate Thrill Park Takes Giant Leap Toward Reducing Its Carbon
Footprint While Adding Jobs

Flags Great Adventure
and its partner KDC Solar today announced that
the 23.5-megawatt solar project built and operated by KDC Solar is
complete and the World's Ultimate Thrill Park is now almost
fully-powered by solar energy. The project ranks as New Jersey's largest
net metered solar project and distinguishes Six Flags Great Adventure as
one of the world's first solar-powered theme parks.

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"This is a thrilling 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. "Clean energy is right for
the environment and our future, and we look forward to decades of
environmental stewardship with our partner, KDC Solar."

Key features of the solar project include:

  • 11 MW of solar carports over three sprawling parking lots;
  • 12.5 MW on 40 acres of ground-mounted solar panels;
  • Net metering system that allows Six Flags to generate its own clean
    energy and export power into the grid to serve nearby homes and
  • Dramatic reduction of the park's reliance on harmful fossil fuels;
  • Preservation of more than 200 acres of forest, wetlands and wetlands
    transition areas; and
  • Utilization of more than 99,000 hours of union labor by KDC Solar in
    constructing this project.

As conservationists for 45 years, Six Flags Great Adventure has cared
for more than 70 different species of animals, including some that are
endangered and even extinct in the wild.

The Jackson theme park recycles more than 60 percent of its annual
waste, including manure, paper, plastic, wood and mixed garbage. In
addition, it has been converting to recycled furniture products, such as
tables and park benches comprised of recycled plastic. The theme park
eliminated the use of paper towels in favor of energy-efficient hand
dryers and is firmly committed to other energy-saving programs.

"We are continually searching for new ways to operate more efficiently
and enhance our role as good stewards of the environment," Winkler said.

"Six Flags demonstrated its unwavering commitment to clean, solar power
by its steadfast partnership with us throughout this process," said
President and CEO of KDC Solar Alan Epstein. "This groundbreaking
project perfectly aligns with both Governor Murphy and the New Jersey
Senate and Assembly's support of renewable solar energy. We look forward
to a long, continued partnership with Six Flags Great Adventure."

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional
theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North
America, with $1.5 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the United
States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained
millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling
water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit


KDC Solar supplies commercial, industrials and governments with
significantly lower long-term electric costs through solar power. KDC
Solar is supported by an allocation of $225 million in equity from
Diamond Castle Holdings, a New York-based private equity fund with more
than $1.8 billion of committed capital under management. KDC Solar is
committed to using clean solar energy to provide economic stimulus and
jobs. It currently owns and operates more than 76 megawatts of solar
facilities at 15 different locations and is constructing and permitting
42 megawatts of solar projects at businesses and institutions throughout
New Jersey. For more information, visit

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