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MGM Resorts, NRG announce completion of massive rooftop array in Las Vegas - Renewable Energy Focus

The solar PV installation, which comprises roughly 20,000 solar panels, has the capacity to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1,000 homes. At peak production, the sprawling 20-acre rooftop array is expected to meet nearly 20 per cent of the Mandalay Bay’s power needs. What’s more, power generated from the solar array is expected to lower demand on the southern Nevada electricity grid at the hottest time of the day and reduce energy costs for the entire Las Vegas system. Mandalay Bay will buy the energy created by the array through a power purchase agreement. According to MGM Resorts International, the massive solar rooftop installation is the first of its kind on the Strip. “This project has been a passion project of mine,” said Chris Brophy, vice president of corporate sustainability, MGM Resorts International, during a press conference at Delano on O...

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