Shaw Group goes solar with U.S. made solar panels


Shaw Industries’ manufacturing plant in Cartersville, GA, goes solar with a 1MW solar array using American made panels by SolarWorld.


The carpet-tile manufacturing plant of Shaw Industries Group in Cartersville, GA, goes solar with a 1MW rooftop solar array. The solar power system is expected to be commissioned later this month, and will contribute about 1.4 million kWh of power into the Georgia Power utility grid, enough power to supply approximately 100 homes. The 3,7000 American-made solar panels used for the project are supplied by SolarWorld.

“We at SolarWorld are delighted by this manufacturing connection,” said Ben Santarris, spokesman for SolarWorld Americas, the company’s commercial unit for the Americas. “Both companies recognize the profound advantages – in terms of business and sustainability – of our manufacturing and employment within the global economies where we operate most intensively as well as the sustainable commitment we make to each. It’s a match literally made overhead – on the rooftop of a manufacturing plant in Georgia.”

Paul Murray, vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs at Shaw, said, “Solar is a mature, reliable power source, and the economics made this a viable, long-term investment for this facility. SolarWorld has been a valuable partner in the process.”