85°C Bakery Cafe’s Central Kitchen in Brea Powered By
Mitsubishi Electric Solar Panels
Guests Will ‘Break Bread’ At Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Monday, March 27
Brea, CA – March 27, 2017 – As part of its commitment to clean energy, 85°C Bakery Cafe
installed photovoltaic (PV) panels from Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. to power its central kitchen in Brea, California. 85°C Bakery Cafe installed a 324.89 kW system including 1,226 Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Premium™ solar modules and 7 inverters from Yaskawa-Solectria. The system is projected to produce 527,702kWh of power annually, which is equal to saving 41,730 gallons of gasoline in one year.
To honor the bakery’s commitment to clean energy and the environment, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the central kitchen on Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. The 85°C Bakery Cafe central kitchen, which mixes the wet and dry ingredients for all 27 locations in the U.S., is located at 1415 Moonstone in Brea. The event is open to the public, and samples from the bakery will be provided. Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. president and CEO Kent Hora and 85°C Bakery Cafe CEO Henry Cheng are scheduled to attend the event.
“85°C Bakery Cafe is pleased to announce our first solar powered facility worldwide. The environment and sustainability has always been a priority for our company,” said Cheng, who is also a master chef at 85°C Bakery Cafe. Mr. Cheng has won several competitive bakers’ awards, including a gold medal in the World Skill Pastry Competition. Founded in 2004, 85°C Bakery Café has seen rapid growth and popularity and is planning to open it’s 1,000th location worldwide this 2017 year.
“Mitsubishi Electric is honored to be selected to supply PV modules for 85°C Bakery Cafe’s first solar installation,” said Hora. “We appreciate the bakery’s commitment to going green and its environmental leadership in the community.”
The system was installed by Irwindale, CA- based installer SunGreen Systems whose CEO John Hoffman worked closely with 85°C Bakery Cafe to meet the bakery’s energy needs. “In addition to greatly reducing carbon emissions, this system will pay for itself within 5 years,” said Hoffman. “After its payback, 85°C Bakery Café will enjoy free energy for the next 25 to 30 years.”