MGM Resort partially converting to solar energy
April 20, 2018 9:38 AM
by Robert Mann
Las Vegas-headquartered MGM Resorts International has joined a growing list of major companies partially converting to solar energy.
MGM announced this week is has partnered with Chicago-based Invenergy to develop a 100 megawatt (MW) solar array 25 miles north of Las Vegas. The MGM-Invenergy Solar Project will be operational by the end of 2020, Invenergy said in a statement Thursday.
MGM Resorts says it will buy all the energy produced by the facility to help power its 13 properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The project will be comprised of roughly 336,000 panels across 640 acres of land, and will generate enough electricity to power 27,000 homes for one year.
"Protecting the planet is a business imperative for MGM Resorts and it is our responsibility to find innovative ways where we can use clean energy to power our resorts," Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, said. "As a company we care deeply about how we use our resources. This array will be a new source of clean energy that will help power our Las Vegas resorts."