Reducing Emissions with Solar Energy
We at Bigelow Tea believe if we do the right thing, good things
will follow. By installing 900 solar panels at our Connecticut
headquarters, we are contributing to protecting the earth by
supporting renewable energy and reducing emissions. We are proud of
our effort; each year, the solar array produces about 200,000 kWh,
enough energy to power 16 homes for an entire year. This translates
to a reduction in pollution roughly equivalent to 200,000 car miles
removed from the highways each year.
Our Solar Panel Array
On August 14, 2007, Bigelow Tea welcomed Governor Jodi Rell to
the new solar installation as she introduced the most comprehensive
energy efficiency bill in Connecticut's history. Living up to
the "Do One Thing" program's call for conserving energy, Bigelow's
solar installation is one of the state's largest, and it will
provide 10% - 20% of the facility's power demand each year.
The incorporation of alternative energy sources - solar panels -
reduces energy costs associated with lighting and running the
facility while benefiting the environment. The Connecticut
Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) helped support this $1.5 million
initiative by assisting with funding.
"Bigelow Tea is proud to welcome such a notable alternative
energy initiative," said Cindi Bigelow, President.
"Just as Governor Rell is calling upon businesses and
individuals within the state to do their part, Bigelow Tea feels
passionate about taking an active step toward greening Connecticut
and helping protect Planet Earth."
Mr. and Mrs. Bigelow and Cindi Bigelow look on with local
politicians as Governor Rell signs the Connecticut Energy
Efficiency Bill at Bigelow Tea Headquarters in Fairfield,
To view how much energy our solar panels are generating right
now, click here.