According to the new Solar Means Business report published by the Solar Energy Industries Association, MGM Resorts International has been recognised for making substantial investments in renewable energy.
In all 50 states, Solar Means Business 2019 tracks ventures, with historically strong solar markets such as Arizona, New York, North Carolina, California , and New Jersey leading the way.
The annual report tracks both on-site and off-site installations, demonstrating the clear appeal to American businesses of cost-saving solar energy.
Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA said: “The world’s most recognisable brands are walking the walk when it comes to their clean energy commitments.
“Businesses are choosing solar energy because it can significantly curb their energy costs and add predictability during these uncertain times. We expect that the corporate sector will make greater investments in solar as businesses make and follow through on clean energy commitments to address the climate crisis.”
A 2018 link-up with Invenergy for the construction of a 100-megawatt solar array is among the initiatives rolled out by the casino operator, planned to provide up to 90 percent of total daytime power needs across the 13 Las Vegas Strip assets of MGM Resorts, covering almost 70 million square feet of buildings. Construction will be done by mid-2021 on the solar array.
The Mega Solar Array of MGM Resorts will produce enough electricity to fuel the equivalent of approximately 27,000 homes each year, and will consist of 300,000 panels covering 700 acres, with the company utilising all the energy produced by the array.
Henry Shields, executive director of analytics for the MGM Resorts design an development group said: “We’re proud to be recognised by the SEIA for our commitment to solar energy.
“Our multiple solar array projects embody not only the long legacy we have for our environmentally responsible practices, but also the hopes we have for future generations to come.”