Star Trek Themed Park Beams Up Clean Energy

Attention all Trekkies: you may not be able to make the trip to anything other planet in the Federation, but if you can make the trip to the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, you will soon be able to experience a Star Trek theme park attraction powered by renewable energy.

The fact that this $1.5 billion park will be located in Aqaba, on the shores of the Red Sea, may have something to do with the fact that King Abdullah of Jordan (who’s known to have a few bucks handy) was once an extra in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

Star Trek Theme Park

image via Callison

Inhabitat reports that while the attraction — designed by Callison, and built in partnership with Paramount Reaction and Rubicon Group — will not be powered by dilithium crystals, it will feature a variety of renewable energy sources, which will provide 100 percent of its power. (There’s no word yet on exactly what type, but we’re imagining solar power will figure heavily in this spread, and perhaps wind as well.)

Along with “a 23rd century multi-sensory experience that will incorporate highly advanced visual and sound effects,” the attraction will feature a center that educates visitors about the importance and benefits of eco-friendly energy sources and practices like graywater harvesting.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.