About 1 megawatt of solar panels from SolarWorld, the U.S. manufacturer of solar technology for more than 35 years, soon will go live atop a carpet-tile manufacturing plant of Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) in Cartersville, Ga., located about 45 miles northwest of Atlanta. The Cartersville solar power system, expected to be commissioned later this month, will contribute about 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power into the Georgia Power utility grid, enough power to supply about 100 homes.
SolarWorld produced the 3,700 270-watt solar panels for the Cartersville plant in Hillsboro, Ore., SolarWorld’s U.S. headquarters. SolarWorld is an entirely vertically integrated manufacturer focusing exclusively on solar technology. SolarWorld’s U.S. manufacturing lineage dates to 1975. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. headquartered in Dalton, Ga., Shaw is the global carpet manufacturer and a floor-covering provider. The company continuously advances its commitment to sustainable production and products worldwide.