SeaWorld San Antonio, in partnership with Pivot Energy announced the beginning stages of the installation of a 4.3-MW solar parking lot canopy. This project will not only provide shade to visitors during extreme heat but will also help SeaWorld make significant strides toward a more sustainable future.
As the largest canopy in the SeaWorld system to date, this project sets a new standard for solar energy integration within the amusement park industry.
“SeaWorld San Antonio’s investment in this groundbreaking solar project is a testament to our company’s commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Jodi Davenport, president of SeaWorld World San Antonio. “Our goal to is inspire and educate guests about animals, conservation and just the sight of the solar panel carport when guests first arrive will inspire and instill in them the importance of renewable energy.”
Construction of the solar panel canopy by Solon has begun and will be executed in multiple phases, with the final phase expected to be completed by April 2024.
Located in the VIP section of SeaWorld San Antonio’s parking lot, the canopy will shade approximately 1,200 parking spots. The canopy will produce 16% of the park’s electricity consumption, reducing SeaWorld’s carbon footprint.
“We are delighted to be partnering with SeaWorld San Antonio in bringing this ambitious solar parking lot canopy to life,” said Mat Elmore, senior VP of corporate clean energy solutions for Pivot Energy. “This project demonstrates SeaWorld’s commitment to sustainability and their dedication to providing a memorable and environmentally friendly experience for their visitors. We are proud to contribute to their green initiatives.”
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