Mohawks Summerville Facility
Mohawk's Summerville, Ga., facility is getting a solar array system installed.

In collaboration with Constellation, United Renewable Energy and Georgia Power, Mohawk Industries announced the installation of a solar array at its Summerville, Ga., manufacturing facility.

The new panels will generate approximately 628,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity with zero greenhouse gas emissions annually. This renewable energy source removes the equivalent amount of greenhouse emissions produced by 90 passenger vehicles or about 40 homes over the course of a year, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.

“A key component of our business strategy is doing the right thing in the communities where we live and work,” said Brian Carson, president of Mohawk Flooring. “Being a good steward of the environment, offsetting our energy consumption and promoting sustainability throughout our business are all a part of how we do that. We are excited about this collaborative effort, and we are committed to further reducing our footprint in the future, both here in Summerville and across our business.”

Mohawk is leasing the Summerville site’s roof space to Constellation, which will own and operate the solar panels.
“Constellation is pleased to team with Mohawk Flooring and United Renewable Energy to support Georgia Power’s strategy to encourage and cultivate renewable energy sources,” said Brendon Quinlivan, director of distributed energy origination for Constellation.  “We currently have more than 60 megawatts of solar and other renewable distributed generation assets in operation or under development throughout Georgia, and over 250 megawatts nationwide, helping customers meet environmental goals and manage energy costs.”
The power generated by these panels will be sold to Georgia Power by Constellation. This electricity will be supplied directly to the local power grid, providing power to homes and businesses in the Summerville community.
According to the company, the project is part of Mohawk’s comprehensive sustainability efforts. In addition to operating the world’s largest integrated plastic bottle recycling facility at Summerville, Mohawk is aggressively pursuing its goal of reducing overall energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water and waste to landfill intensity by 2020.
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