NRG Energy and MGM Resorts International have completed a 6.4 MW rooftop solar photovoltaic project atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts, which owns the resort and convention center, says the facility's large south-facing rooftop provides roughly 20 acres of optimal surface for solar power production.
Phoenix-based Sunora Energy Solutions provided installation services. Unirac Inc. supplied a Roof Mount ballasted racking system for the project.
NRG financed, constructed, owns and operates the installation. Through a power purchase agreement, Mandalay Bay Resort will purchase all the electricity generated by both solar arrays. The PV array is expected to produce 20% of Mandalay Bay's power demand at peak production.
NRG and MGM plan to build an additional 2 MW solar array atop a future expansion of the convention center, scheduled to begin construction later this year.