City moves forward with renewable energy theme park plans

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Plans for an alternative-energy theme park have been set in motion,
thanks to a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and $1.4
million in city funds. The space, which is creatively titled
“Renewable Energy Park” and is set to be located on Ward’s Island in
the East River, will reportedly create enough energy to power 100 city
homes. The park will utilize four 100-kilowatt tidal turbines, a
140-foot tall wind turbine, and 800 square feet of solar panels, with
the resulting energy to be sent into the Con Edison power grid. Roger
Bason, president of Natural Currents Energy Group, which is designing
the project, said the site should be fully operational in just two
years.

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