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Vegas Strip Casino Claims ‘Largest’ US Rooftop Solar Array

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas casino company is claiming the title of largest rooftop solar panel array at one of its Strip resorts.

MGM Resorts International says adding 5,000 solar panels to a project unveiled in 2014 atop the Mandalay Bay Convention Center brings to 26,000 the number of collection panels covering 28 rooftop acres.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Greentech Media ranks the project the largest in the nation.

MGM Resorts says the array built by NRG Energy can produce 8.3 megawatts, or enough electricity to power 1,340 U.S. homes for a year.

At full production, the system is expected to provide Mandalay Bay with 25 percent of its energy.

MGM Resorts plans to pay about $87 million unplug in October from the state’s dominant electric utility, NV Energy.

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