Solar facility begins powering Wynn casinos in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas resort and casino has begun drawing power from a dedicated solar power plant in western Nevada.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the 160-acre (65-hectare) Wynn Solar Facility went online Saturday outside Fallon, about 375 miles (604 kilometers) from the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn Resorts Chief Sustainability Officer Erik Hansen says the facility supplied the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore with more than 80 percent of its daytime power demand during the facility’s first weekend of operation.
Hansen noted that the facility went live just as energy prices are starting to spike for the summer.
The company also recently installed 103,000 square feet (9,600 square meters) of solar panels onto the roof of the Wynn Las Vegas.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com