June 13 (Renewables Now) - KDC Solar LLC has switched on a 23.5-MW solar park at a Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson in the US state of New Jersey.
The system at the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, which will supply almost the entire electrical load at the complex, consists of a 12.5-MW ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) installation covering 40 acres (16.2ha) of land and 11 MW of carport solar facilities. Six Flags Great Adventure said in a press release on Wednesday that the PV plant ranks as the largest net metered solar installation in New Jersey.
The PV panels will generate electricity both for the amusement park’s consumption and will export power to the grid. As previously announced, they will are expected to produce some 30 million kWh of electricity in the first year.
Seminole Financial Services provided debt financing for the project, while development capital and project equity were arranged by GoldenSet Capital Partners.