The company partners with Hannah Solar on the largest solar array of its kind in upstate SC

Anderson, SC (July 22, 2016) — Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has partnered with Hannah Solar on the largest solar array of its kind in upstate South Carolina. The 1 megawatt project is the next step in the company’s sustainable journey.

Glen Raven’s decision to go solar came from the company’s passion for sustainability. Both of their plants in North and South Carolina incorporate recycling, water reduction—and now solar.

“We are committed to sustaining the communities where we live and work and are invested in seeing them thrive,” said Gant. “Sustainability is a priority for our employees—it’s our way of life.”

The system, which is through Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program, will offset 317 tons of waste annually—the equivalent of planting 2500 tree seedlings annually—and can supply the energy needs for 105 homes. Construction is set to begin in a few weeks.

 “We’re proud to work with Glen Raven Custom Fabrics on this project,” said Mark Cann, Regional Business Development Manager for Hannah Solar. “It’s great to see a company that has a sustainable workplace and I hope they inspire more companies to follow in their footsteps.” 

About Glen Raven Custom Fabrics:

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics manufactures a host of fabrics for a variety of markets. The Dickson® brand of performance fabrics are known in Europe as the leaders in solar protection. Most consumers are familiar with our flagship brand, Sunbrella®. Over the years, Sunbrella has provided customers with a beautiful, durable fabric that has revolutionized the shade, marine and furniture markets.

Custom Fabrics spans the globe, but is anchored in the United States. In fact, in an era where most textile manufacturing has gone overseas, the majority of our fabrics are produced in the United States. Our main manufacturing facility is located in Anderson, S.C. with over 1 million square feet under one roof. In Anderson, yarn is spun and fabrics woven, finished, and go through extensive quality control. Having this entire process in one facility ensures the quality that industry leaders and consumers associate with the Sunbrella brand. Our satellite facilities in Europe and China are modeled after this plant, and provide the same quality fabric to our customers in those regions.

About Hannah Solar:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hannah Solar is a full service, NABCEP certified solar integrator dedicated to providing the Southeast with the very best in engineering, products, installation and service of solar arrays, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, energy storage systems and Generac® critical backup generators. Our team is comprised of licensed master electricians in AL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TN, service technicians, project management professionals, business development managers, designers and installers—working together to serve our clients as a reliable and experienced resource in sustainable energy integration.