Georgia is not only the #4 (and rising!) state in the country for solar, it also boasts a pioneering effort called The Ray that is driving the future with the world’s most advanced demonstration of multifunctional highway infrastructure along 18-miles of Interstate 85 from LaGrange to West Point, Georgia. From the country’s first installation of a solar roadway to PV-to-EV charging stations, The Ray is showing the world how to turn the roadways of the last century into smarter, cleaner, safer community assets. And it’s no wonder. The Ray’s Founder and President is Harriet Anderson Langford, youngest daughter of Ray Anderson, who was the Founder and Chairman of Interface Inc. – the pioneering global carpet and textile company that led the charge to become a sustainable, and ultimately restorative, corporation.
Through close collaboration with The Ray, Groundswell is working to develop a pioneering community solar project in service to the local utility – connecting economic competitiveness with affordability and quality of life for the community.