Wynn’s Paradise Park to be powered by solar power


An early rendering of Wynn Paradise Park. By

Paradise Park, casino mogul Steve Wynn’s prepared multiuse advancement behind his Strip hotels, will be powered exclusively by renewable resource, Wynn Resorts revealed today.

The park will be powered by the Wynn Solar Center, a solar photovoltaic plant nearly 400 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Fallon.

Under an arrangement with Enel Green Power North America Inc., Wynn will start receiving power from the plant later this year to offset up to 75 percent of the existing resorts’ peak power requirements up until Paradise Park opens. Enel owns and operates renewable resource plants.

“The use of renewable resource is a substantial part of the future management of our energy needs in all Wynn advancements,” stated Wynn, chairman and chief operating officer of Wynn Resorts. “We invite every chance to protect and enhance our environment, save money and serve our visitors and staff members.”

The carnival-themed Paradise Park will feature a 47-story, 1,500-room hotel with its own convention area, gambling establishment and dining establishments. It will sit behind the Encore and the Wynn Las Vegas resorts on the banks of a manufactured lagoon.

The Wynn Solar Center, together with recently set up photovoltaic panels in Las Vegas, will produce adequate renewable energy to power 5,056 typical houses.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said the Wynn Solar Center continues the state’s drive to be a national leader in renewable energy.

“The collaboration between Enel Green Power and Wynn’s Paradise Park is the combining of the Silver State’s growing renewable energy market and video gaming, one of our state’s earliest industries,” Sandoval stated. “This is a significant step in Nevada’s energy future and I am grateful that these business collaborated to use the state’s renewable resource resources for the advantage of Nevada business and our environment.”

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