The Hershey Company to Unveil New Solar Arrays at Hershey’s Chocolate World

Solar Panels in Hershey, Pa., Mark Company’s Commitment to Clean, Renewable Energy

HERSHEY, Pa.--()--The Hershey Company:



The Hershey Company executives and staff of Hershey's Chocolate World attraction will unveil the company’s latest green initiative at Hershey's Chocolate World.



The Hershey Company will activate 1,092 new photovoltaic solar panels at the Hershey's Chocolate World attraction. The company has also installed 182 panels on the roof of its Technical Center a few miles away. Together, the two solar arrays are expected to generate an estimated 318 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year.


The company will also unveil Central Pennsylvania’s only electric vehicle charging stations. The two charging stations will enable up to four electric vehicles to recharge while their owners enjoy the attractions at Hershey's Chocolate World.



Hershey's Chocolate World attraction in Hershey, Pa.



Tuesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. EDT



  • Unveiling ceremony for solar panels and electric vehicle charging station
  • Hershey executives hitting the “activation switch” to initiate clean, renewable energy at Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Hershey executives discussing the solar panel project, importance of environmental responsibly and the company’s commitment to reducing its impact on the environment
  • Electric vehicles recharging at the EV charging stations
  • Interviews with Jim George, Hershey Company VP of Corporate Social Responsibility and Amy Hahn, VP and General Manager, Global Hershey Experience & Licensing

Lunch will be served to attending media and participants inside Hershey's Chocolate World immediately following the ceremony.


The Hershey Company
Jeff Beckman, 717-534-8090


The Hershey Company
Jeff Beckman, 717-534-8090