DSD Renewables (DSD) and Caesars Entertainment have damaged floor on an 8.4 MW solar portfolio spanning three Caesars properties in Atlantic City, N.J. The tasks will assist propel Caesars towards its objective of lowering greenhouse fuel emissions by 100% earlier than 2050.
The portfolio contains two solar canopies (1.7 MW and 886 kW) at Caesars Atlantic City, two canopies (1.93 MW and 1.94 MW) and a 913 kW rooftop system at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, and a 1.01 MW cover on the Tropicana Atlantic City. Projected to be full in late 2022, the installations are anticipated to generate 10,425,453 kWh of unpolluted, renewable energy yearly for the host websites.
“We’re thrilled to help a major player in the hospitality and casino entertainment industry reduce its environmental footprint and move one step closer to its ambitious sustainability goals,” says Dan O’Brien, vp of economic origination at DSD. “Our expertise in engineering and installing customized canopies, along with our in-house project financing capabilities, made us a perfect fit for these challenging and complex projects, and we look forward to working with Caesars on more projects in the future that will bring value to their business and the communities in which it operates.”
The present structural format, constructing peak, wind velocity, publicity and danger class of the websites created added complexity that required extremely custom-made engineering and building experience. DSD’s in-house cover crew designed tailor-made structural connections that will probably be used to safe the solar arrays, permitting for all metal and electrical programs to be elevated and protected against future storms.
“We are committed to the communities we call home by exploring and implementing plans to reduce our environmental footprint,” states Eric Dominguez, SVP of engineering and asset administration at Caesars Entertainment. “The heart of our CodeGreen environmental strategy is our ability to continuously improve our business and environmental performance and leveraging our expanding partnership with DSD enables us to do just that.”
DSD and Caesars Entertainment labored carefully with the Casino Redevelopment Authority (CRDA) to make sure the tasks would positively profit Atlantic City and the encompassing neighborhood.
“We are excited to break ground on our new solar panel portfolio today at Tropicana, Caesars and Harrah’s Resort – a critical step in our CodeGreen strategy in Atlantic City region,” explains John Koster, regional president for Caesars Entertainment’s Eastern Division. “Our Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City resorts are committed to being leaders in environmental sustainability, as we work toward reducing our environmental footprint and aim to create more clean energy in the market.”
In addition to creating and financing the installations, DSD will function long-term proprietor and operator of the programs. DSD and Caesars Entertainment are exploring solar tasks positioned at different Caesars locations throughout California, Illinois, Maryland and Nevada.