The largest solar-powered tea factory will be built by Traditional Medicinals at their headquarters in Sonoma County, California. The whole project was supervised by Akeena Solar and includes some 1,450 solar panels that will generate an approximately 430,000 KWh per year which is some 75% from what the factory needs while the rest will be offset using wind energy credits.
“Since founding the company in 1974, we have always been committed to sustainable business practices that benefit our customers, trade partners, employees and our community” says Drake Sadler, co-founder and Chairman of the Board.
“The healing nature of plants has captured our imagination with their beauty and efficacy. As a socially conscious green business, we have a deep respect for the earth and humanity… projects like this solar panel installation, simply reflect and deepen our resolve to service,” he added.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of Lipton, Tazo Tea or Traditional Medicinals, the most important fact is that these people are becoming more eco-conscious and that’s a good thing.