MGM Resorts to get solar power from 100-MW Invenergy PV park
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US-based Invenergy Wind LLC said on Thursday it will build a 100-MW solar park that will supply electricity to US casino company MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM).
The so-called MGM-Invenergy plant will be located north of Las Vegas, Nevada, and is planned to start power generation by end-2020. MGM Resorts will purchase its entire output in order to power its 13 properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The generated electricity is expected to be enough to meet the demand of around 27,000 homes per year, Invenergy estimates.
The photovoltaic (PV) park will consist of about 336,000 solar panels, to be installed at a site within the US Bureau of Land Management’s Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone. Its construction is expected to open approximately 350 jobs, while once completed, the scheme is seen to bring around USD 20 million (EUR 16.2m) of sales and property tax revenues.
MGM Resorts has a 8.3-MW direct current (DC) solar array on the roof of its Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The system was installed by US utility NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) in 2016.
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