USFloors has started construction on its third solar array at its headquarters in Dalton, Ga. Once completed, the new array with generate 365 kilowatts. In combination with the company’s other arrays, it will produce more than half a megawatt of power, making it the largest solar array in Georgia, according to USFloors.
“We continue to expand our commitment to alternative energy with this latest array,” said Piet Dossche, USFloors’ president and ceo. By producing solar power on site, USFloors is able to take advantage of government and utility benefits including a 30% federal grant, a 35% state rebate and accelerated depreciation. North Georgia EMC pays USFloors a premium for the solar power that it generates.
The system will be installed by Alpharetta, Ga.-based United Renewable Energy, LLC. “USFloors continues to show leadership in sustainable manufacturing practices and job growth. This solar array is impressive in its size alone, but more importantly because this is the largest array in the entire state of Georgia,” said William Silva, United Renewable Energy president.