29 Mar '16, 8am

N.J. Amusement Park Plans Sprawling Solar Project

N.J. Amusement Park Plans Sprawling Solar Project

A year of protests by local residents and environmentalists wasn't enough to deter the Jackson, New Jersey, planning board from granting permission to the Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park to install a field of solar panels — a project that will require loggers to fell 15,000 trees on the property. The Asbury Park Press said in an online story that after nine public hearings and 30 hours of testimony, the city approved plans on March 23 to clearcut the site of the future photovoltaic (PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. facility. The amusement park originally planned to clear 90 acres of trees for the solar farm, but later scaled the plans back to 66 acres. A half-dozen environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Save Barnegat Bay, and the ...

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