MGM Resorts International has launched a 100-megawatt solar array, the hospitality industry’s largest directly sourced renewable electricity project worldwide.
The array’s clean energy now produces up to 90 per cent of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas daytime power needs, spanning 65 million square feet of buildings across 13 properties and more than 36,000 rooms on the Las Vegas Strip, including Bellagio, ARIA, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and The Mirage.
“With MGM Resorts’ significant scale and resources, we’re positioned to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change and we recognise our responsibility to build a more environmentally sustainable future,” said Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and president of MGM Resorts.
“Today we’re marking a significant step forward in our environmental sustainability initiatives in Las Vegas and our long-term vision to protect the planet and achieve an enduring, positive impact in our communities worldwide.”
The launch marks a milestone in MGM Resorts’ long-term climate strategy and significantly accelerates progress toward its 2025 goal to reduce the company’s emissions by 45 per cent per square foot.