California’s Great America in Santa Clara will cover 100 per cent of its electricity use with renewable energy through Silicon Valley Power’s Green Power programme.

Santa Clara Green Power is a renewable energy program that allows Santa Clara residents and businesses to purchase 100 per cent solar and wind energy.

Great America’s commitment to 100 per cent wind energy – 12,810 megawatt-hours (MWhs) annually – makes it one of the largest renewable energy purchaser in the Santa Clara Green Power programme.

This annual clean energy purchase is similar to the output of four large-scale wind turbines – reducing Great America’s carbon footprint from electricity use by over seven million pounds of carbon dioxide each year.

“California’s Great America is proud to partner with Silicon Valley Power and is committed to doing its part to better the environment,” said the park’s vice president and general manager, Raul Rehnborg.

“It is important for us to reduce our carbon footprint and join the growing number of local businesses that embrace the importance of renewable energy.”

Owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, California’s Great America is a 100-acre amusement park featuring roller coasters, family rides, Boomerang Bay Water Park and shows.