Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed the purchase of a controlling interest in Watershed Solar LLC. Watershed Solar provides patented renewable energy solutions. The technology, branded PowerCap™, supplies low profile, high output solar arrays on top of landfills, coal ash closures, and rooftops – turning liabilities or underused spaces into renewable energy assets.
Shaw announced in October 2021 that it had purchased a significant controlling interest in Watershed Geosythentics, LLC and entered into a letter of intent to acquire controlling interest in Watershed Solar. With this transaction now complete, Watershed Solar and Watershed Geo® will operate as Watershed Geo ® – providing innovative, sustainable solutions to its customer base of large utilities, government agencies and global industries.
“Watershed Solar and Watershed Geo® are uniquely qualified to provide solar opportunities for repurposing land with no other use,” says Tim Baucom, president and CEO at Shaw. “They have the technology and the environmental and civil expertise to bring these two solutions together for our customers. Our partnership is a great example of companies working together based on shared beliefs around a customer-centric growth mindset and a commitment to innovation and sustainability. I’m excited about this enormous opportunity we have for the future.”
“We’re experiencing continued growth in demand for solar, which has been further incentivized by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022,” added Mike Ayers, CEO at Watershed Geo® and Watershed Solar. “Our partnership with Shaw allows us to accelerate efforts to meet these new and emerging needs of our customers in utility, waste management, erosion control and mining industries.”
Watershed Geo® services the environmental and civil sectors, with more than 3,300 acres of projects completed across 41 states and three continents. Shaw originally invested in Watershed Geo® in 2011 to infuse capital and diversify the company’s use of its artificial turf manufacturing assets. Shaw is the exclusive provider of turf to Watershed Geo®.
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. supplies carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. The company meets its diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands including Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Shawgrass, Southwest Greens and more.
Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $7 billion in annual revenue and more than 20,000 associates worldwide. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., Shaw has salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. Visit http://www.shawinc.com for more information.