Being green isn’t just about recycling cans, re purposing wooden pallets, or saving a little bit of gas by driving more economically. It’s about thinking in new ways, and making environmentally-sound practices part of everyday life. Now, a Dutch group has come up with a whole new way to bring green practices to the public.
Much like Hershey Park did for chocolate, the cooperation between Qurrent Energie and Jora Entertainment in the Netherlands aims to bring attention to green energy through entertainment. This isn’t just about making a few rides – the team intends on recycling and reusing an existing wind farm as the basis for the park!
By utilizing the current structures in place, they will have an on-site source of power. The turbines would be removed from the main grid and used to power as much of the park’s electrical needs. They would also be supported by solar panels for smaller buildings, such as snack stands and restrooms.
On top of that, the structures can be used for the rides themselves, reducing the need for additional materials – after all, a drop tower and a wind turbine have nearly identical exterior structures, so they merely need to be modified. Likewise, a rollercoaster track or water slide could be woven through the turbine’s exterior structure, reducing the need for materials there as well.
Qurrent obviously is invested heavily in this – they are a leading energy company in a country that is sorely lagging in renewable energy sources, and this is seen as a fun way to move the adoption of renewable energy forward. The increase in renewable energy sources around the world is important for the future of the planet, and here at CAB Incorporated, we are pleased to be part of it. As one of the leading domestic and international suppliers of wind tower flanges and components, we have the opportunity to be part of this push towards a cleaner, greener world.