28-acre expanded array atop Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will offset 25 percent of the resort’s peak energy demand
LAS VEGAS, NV, July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced the completed expansion of one of the nation’s largest rooftop solar arrays. On the roof of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the expanded solar array has more than 26,000 photovoltaic panels and produces a combined 8.3 MW dc (6.5 MW ac) of electricity. At full production, the system supplies 25% of the power demand of the entire Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino campus.
It used to be that the quality of infrastructure was measured by its lifespan. Water systems might last a century, and power plants at least half that. Those were measurements of solid assets, well worth the investment. But today, dependable infrastructure is just not enough. While it must be resilient and have an extended life cycle, now it must also be intelligent and communicate with other systems in ways that were unknown only a few years ago.
GM won an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award for our Chevrolet Volt battery secondary reuse project that’s helping keep the lights on at our LEED-Gold Enterprise Data Center office in Milford, Michigan.
New system to power mission-critical facilities in the event of outage
Overland Park, Kansas, July 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric USA have formed a joint venture to design and construct an energy security microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, in San Diego, California. The microgrid solution will allow operations at mission-critical facilities to continue uninterrupted if the utility power grid is compromised or damaged.
Three Caterpillar Initiatives Included in Private Sector Examples Toward Achieving the Global Goals
By 2030, the United Nations wants to accomplish three extraordinary things: end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. The UN also has a blueprint to achieve that vision. The plan is called UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 global goals to make our world more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
Solar power is rapidly expanding in the U.S. — by 2015, there was enough solar capacity to power 5.4 million American homes. And the nation’s major cities are leading the revolution to power their metropolises with clean energy and sustainable lifestyles.
Knowledge Is Power Sunlight has sustained life on our planet since the beginning of our time. While the modern term “solar energy” often refers to solar panels, photovoltaic cells or energy obtained from solar power, the term is defined as “all energy derived from the sun’s radiation”. It can be harnessed and converted into practical applications through modern technology such as solar panels.
As falling costs for distributed energy resources reduce the barriers to entry, new players like solar and battery storage developers are establishing relationships with utility customers. This is raising new concerns that without action, utilities will lose their cherished one-to-one customer relationship.
In response, some utilities are offering utility-owned rooftop solar in direct competition with third-party solar installers, while others are offering community solar programs – in both cases to meet customer demand for renewables while maintaining the customer relationship.