MGM Springfield which is also amongst the two of the biggest casino gambling facilities in Massachusetts has got an arsenal of solar panels installed at the venue. The company is aiming at limiting its carbon emissions.
The casino operator has said that the solar panels will be supporting the electricity consumption otherwise generated by the conventional electricity sources. It is expected that they will start operating in January 2020.
MGM has said that they have 3,000-panel solar canopy panels placed on roof deck of the eight-floor garage. It is spread over the casino’s premises that is about 2-million square feet in size.
The gambling venue consumes about 16,000 megawatts of electricity annually. With the solar panels in place, MGM hopes to generate about 1,600 megawatt-hours of electricity which would be approximately about 10 percent of what the facility consumes.
The operator has said that with the solar panels in operation the gambling facility will reduce its carbon emission by nearly 410 metric tons.
Reports claim that the installation of solar panels is a part of the bigger energy-efficient strategy of MGM Springfield.
Commenting on the installation of solar panels, Jim Murren, chairman, and CEO of MGM Resorts International said that the company is concerned about the environmental impacts of the gambling facility and that it is committed to protecting the planet.
He also said that he considers it to be the company’s responsibility to implement and innovate ways to have clean energy for their properties.
“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,” said Murren.