Shaw Installs Solar Array in Adairsville

Adairsville, GA, May 22, 2023-Shaw Industries has installed an innovative solar technology for steep slope applications at its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Adairsville, Georgia known as Plant T1. The half-acre installation will generate approximately 300 kW of power once it goes live later this year. That’s enough to power more than 45 homes’ electricity, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. 

The PowerCap solar power system was provided by Watershed Geo, a solutions provider for the protection and resiliency of civil, environmental and energy infrastructures in which Shaw has controlling interest. 

In addition to providing solar energy to the facility, this installation offers a more accessible location for Watershed Geo customers to see how the technology works and is installed. PowerCap is typically installed on top of synthetic turf at inactive landfill sites using Watershed Geo’s patented ClosureTurf system and at other erosion control areas. These locations are often inaccessible and difficult for other customers to see the system in action.

Shaw purchased controlling interest in Watershed Geo in fall 2021.

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