There is always apprehension when you talk about doing things on Friday the 13th but that is not stopping us from moving forward with a major project. Bigelow Tea has been working with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, CCEF, on a 194 kW solar system. Over the last several months this project has been proposed, funded, and approved but the visible work will now finally start to happen.
On Friday the 13th a crane will be lifting the solar panels and associated hardware onto our 3rd and 5th story roof. Then over the next two to three weeks the panels will be installed, wired and tested. By mid August we should be producing power. This solar array will be the 2nd largest in the state and will produce 10 to 20% of our power demand. Now we can make green tea and green power at the same time.