How Vegas Is Embracing Sustainability—for Real | AFAR

Huge solar arrays, electric transportation, and recycled masks are all playing a part.

By Matt Villano, Jul 12, 2021

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All those lights need a lot of power.

Las Vegas—arguably America’s capital of consumption—is gradually getting more sustainable. The latest milestone: A 100-megawatt solar array that can deliver up to 90 percent of daytime power to 13 Las Vegas resort properties, including Bellagio and Park MGM.

The “Mega Solar Array” was unveiled earlier this month and is sending all its power to casino operator MGM Resorts, which has exclusive rights to its energy for the next 20 years. It’s a really big deal, both literally and figuratively.

As of this writing, it’s the largest solar array anywhere in the world.

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