In 2020, Mohawk Group and Groundswell teamed up with Empowerment Temple to install a new Smartflower™ solar energy system. The project is bringing the benefits of clean solar power to the area, creating educational opportunities, and contributing to Mohawk’s sustainability efforts to leave more handprints than footprints. The project was being installed by SunCatch, a local minority-owned business that was founded and is led by Brad Boston.
This installation will be part of a larger envisioned solar project for The Empowerment Temple, which includes a planned energy storage component as a part of the City of Baltimore’s Resilience Hub program.
Mohawk Group has engaged in this partnership with Groundswell to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offset the energy and resources used during some of its manufacturing processes. The Smartflower™ is located at Empowerment Temple, a 10,000 member AME Church in Baltimore.
This solar installation in Maryland is the third Smartflower™ to be established across the U.S. as part of a partnership between Mohawk Group and Groundswell.