Las Vegas is now going to run on 100% renewable energy

When we hear the word Las Vegas, we start imagining the luxurious casinos, hotels and amazing display of bright and colorful lights. Do you know how many people visited Las Vegas in 2015?  In 2015, 42.31 million people visited the city of Las Vegas! To support its extravagant lifestyle, the city of Las Vegas needs a huge source of energy. During a typical summer day, 8000 megawatts of electricity may be required, according to a report.

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However, the city has planned to reduce its dependency on fossil fuel since 2008. Now, a solar power plant, Boulder Solar 1, based on Boulder City, Nevada has just started powering Las Vegas using solar panels (excluding commercial and residential buildings).

Now you can enjoy one of the most luxurious cities of the world without thinking the fact that it burns a huge amount of fossil fuels and releasing a ton of green houses gases everyday!

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