DLR Group: Mandalay Bay Solar Array
Addition of on-site renewable solar system of a resort
Engineering firm: DLR Group
2015 MEP Giants rank: 34
Project: Mandalay Bay Solar Array
Address: Las Vegas, United States
Building type: Hotel/motel/resort
Project type: Addition of on-site renewable solar system
Engineering services: Electrical, power; Energy, sustainability
Project timeline: 4/1/2014 to 1/15/2015
MEP/FP budget: Classified
Reducing waste and conserving energy are both part of MGM Resorts International’s strategic plan for environmental responsibility. DLR Group’s design for the rooftop solar array at the Mandalay Bay Resort Conference and Convention Center creates a striking presence along the Las Vegas skyline and visible proof of MGM’s sustainable commitment to both hotel guests and Las Vegas residents.
The scope of this project encompassed the design of the second-largest rooftop solar array in the world at the Mandalay Bay Resort Conference and Convention Center in Las Vegas. As one of the first utility-scale rooftop arrays ever designed, the project consists of 21,325 modules that cover 11 acres of roof area allowing for peak energy production throughout the day, with max production in the summer months. Producing more than 6.4 MWp of clean energy, the array is configured to provide more than 20% of the hotel and casino’s power demand using a state-of-the-art monitoring and control system.