Casino operator and one of the largest hospitality and gaming firms in the United States; MGM Resorts International, has today been recognised by the Solar Energy Industries Association for its significant investments in solar and clean energy solutions.
The latest Solar Means Business report shows that the gambling giant has made significant investments in clean energy for both on-site and off-site installations, showing that it has strong appeal in cost-saving clean energy for US companies.
Henry Shields of MGM Resorts commented on the recognition:
“We’re proud to be recognized 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.”
For the last two years, MGM Resorts International and Invenergy have been developing a solar array, which at full production can provide up to ninety-percent of 13 Las Vegas Strip properties’ daytime power operated by MGM Resorts.
Full construction of the solar array is expected to be finished by the middle of next year.
Abigail Ross Hopper of the Solar Energy Industries Association also shared comments on the report and what it means for recognised firms:
“The world’s most recognizable 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.”
Along with the development of such solar array, MGM Resorts is continuing to invest in projects that will continue to power portions of the usage in many world-famous properties, including Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and MGM Springfield.