Paddywax Goes Solar

Published March 10, 2017

By now you may have seen Paddywax’s products at national chain stores like West Elm, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie, Paper Source and smaller boutiques around Nashville, but you may not have realized that Paddywax is proud to call Nashville, TN, home. Their wax blended candles are hand poured right here in Nashville and sold extensively on a national level.

We spoke with Jinanne West, who is part of the leadership team at Paddywax, about their decision to install a 50kW solar array. According to Jinanne, Paddywax had been looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint while taking advantage of lowering overhead costs and saw an opportunity to do so utilizing solar generation at their production facility and warehouse.

“Paddywax had been considering solar for the past year, and were excited when LightWave Solar designed  a solar array in a way that made sense both financially and environmentally,” says West.

Paddywax’s system will generate about 64,500 kilowatt-hours per year which generates significant energy savings every year.  In addition, Paddywax believes the available tax credit made the decision a strong financial choice.

For other businesses thinking about installing solar, West advises that finding the right solar installer is extremely important.

“LightWave Solar operated professionally, communicated clearly and performed construction on time and in budget,” says West.

LightWave Solar commissioned the system with Nashville Electric Service earlier this month.