Six Flags is putting together a plan that will cover the parking lot of one of its theme parks with one of the largest solar projects ever for a for-profit organization. Something that will be able to cover the park’s needs every day (and then some).
It will be taking place at Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Southern California), taking up the park’s main parking area. Not only providing a ton of energy but also providing shade for all of the customers parking there.
The company is partnering with Solar Optimum and DSD Renewables (DSD) to make it all happen and will include a 12.37-megawatt solar carport and energy storage system. The storage part of the system will include batteries capable of producing up to 1.958 megawatts of power with 7,886.3 kilowatt hours of capacity that will be able to be delivered daily.
In total, the system will be able to produce 20.8 million kilowatt hours of energy annually. Enough electricity to supply up to 2,874 homes, making for quite the system. So the park should be rolling in free energy that could take it completely off the grid with a 100% offset of its energy usage.
This will make the third park that Six Flags will have built a solar carport. The other two are Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California and Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, which already have theirs built out.