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Saud Anwar

Representing East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor and South Windsor

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Senator Anwar Joins Legislators to Celebrate New Ticketnetwork Solar Array

SOUTH WINDSOR – State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) today joined fellow legislators including House Majority Leader Matt Ritter (D-Hartford), Representative Jeff Currey (D-East Hartford), Representative Tom Delnicki (R-South Windsor) Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry), South Windsor Mayor Andrew Paterna, and business leaders at TicketNetwork’s South Windsor location, helping to celebrate the company’s ribbon-cutting for its new rooftop solar panel array. TicketNetwork CFO Chris Hummer told assembled audiences that the solar panel system, nearly 200,000 square feet, includes 4,365 solar panels, one of the largest installations in the state, and will offset roughly 70 percent of the company’s annual electricity output.

“Today is a special day because the efforts of the Connecticut government and legislators have resulted in businesses taking positive steps to protect the environment, at the same time reducing their carbon footprint,” said Sen. Anwar. “Today, TicketNetwork has shown reducing its carbon footprint and using solar energy will help it not only save money but the environment. I also want to thank my fellow legislators, including Representatives Ritter, Currey, Ackert and Delnicki who joined in this event and congratulations to Mayor Paterna for making sure the town of South Windsor makes it easy for businesses to grow and become stronger.”

TicketNetwork CFO Chris Hummer and EnterSolar commercial project manager Rob Miller described the system, developed with work between the two companies. The majority of the company’s South Windsor location’s roof is now covered with thousands of solar panels, with an array of 1.4 Megawatts. The company’s investment in the technology is expected to pay for itself in energy savings within four years. Hummer said the solar panels will reduce greenhouse gas generation of an estimated 1.5 million pounds and saves the equivalent of 78,000 gallons of gas.

Hummer further said TicketNetwork is working to push environmental investments, also noting the company has a community garden, an on-campus animal sanctuary, EV charging stations for employees with electric vehicles, and a renewed focus on recycling in the building.

 

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