Bimbo Bakeries Plans 1 MW Solar Project For Calif. Facility

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), whose brands include Entenmann’s, Thomas’ and Sara Lee, has announced it will install a solar energy project on rooftop and ground canopy structures at its Escondido, Calif., bakery this summer. Approximately 3,150 solar panels will produce 1,775,000 kWh of electricity annually, powering 30% of the bakery’s electricity.

BBU says the facility’s 107,500-square-foot solar array will have a 1.075 MW system and provide increased operational efficiency to the Escondido plant, as well as significant environmental benefits.

“We are excited to further our commitment to sustainability by introducing solar technology to our facilities,” states James McKeown, director of sustainability at BBU. “We are always looking for new opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint and lead by example with our sustainable projects.”


  1. Greenhouse gas is not the only cause of global warming. I have a feeling sun rays hitting solar panels could also have an effect on global warming, sun hits solar panels then bounce back and forth between ozone and ocean, melting the polar ice caps. good idea but what are the effects of solar energy. if i put a lot of mirrors outside my house its going to get hot in that area! what do you think


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