Hershey uses green energy

Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2003 4:40 AM | Contributed by supermandl34

This summer, Hersheypark will be generating something new and exciting - clean electricity from a newly installed 10 kW wind turbine and 2 kW community energy solar power system located at the Green Team staging area in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park. The project is being sponsored by the state and alternative energy advocates.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 4:54 AM
Personally, I think this is great news! More parks should take the conservative approach towards energy.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 4:59 AM
I saw the "wind mill" when I was at the park last... wasn't sure what it was for.

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:50 AM
I hope other parks see this as an option. What a great place to showcase it too. Does anybody know if Disney's California Adventure does this?

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"But where's the feeelth?" - Uncle Vainstein

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:10 AM
I'm not an electrician, but the number of killowatts doesn't strike me as a lot of energy.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:25 AM
Ya know... 10 kw does sound a bit on the low side.

Actually, this was the second alternative. The first one was passed on because the prarie dogs at ZooAmerica kept jumping off of the "hampster" wheels that were hooked up to the generators.

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:00 AM
The prarie dogs had monkey pox.

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Tommy Penner
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:29 AM
Well, to run the park, you'd probably need an area at least half the size of the park dedicated to the solar cells and windmills.

From what it sounds like, it is only a showcase. I think if a houshold had either one of these, they'd be able to sell their extra power to the Jonses.

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"But where's the feeelth?" - Uncle Vainstein

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:35 AM
12 KW total is 100 amps at 120 volts. That's less than the service connection to most new individual homes. 150-200 amps is normal. That is more than the average use for a home though. Of course in operating an amusement park it is a drop in the bucket. About enough power to operate one or two lift motors.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 12:26 PM
"Ladies and gentlemen, please remain seated until either the sun comes out or the wind kicks up...thank you for your patience." ;)

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"But where's the feeelth?" - Uncle Vainstein

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:55 AM
As A Employee for Hersheypark we arent just running off the solar energy and the wind mill we also have a power plant behind the arena.
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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:56 AM
As A Employee for Hersheypark We dont just run off the solar power and wind mill we also have are own little powerplant behind the arena that generates almost all of the energy.
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