Royal Bay Bakery: Solar System Bakes Buns and Recharges EV's!

Why are Victoria Businesses Installing Solar Electric Systems?

The owners of the Royal bay Bakery at 3337 Metchosin Rd. use solar panels to offset their electrical consumption and to attract customers. As part of the Solar Colwood program, the have installed a EV charge station, with a free solar fillup while shopping at the bakery. The solar also helps reduce their sizable electrical bills from the ovens. Their system has been featured in newspaper articles and the bakery has hosted many EV and solar events.

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Product Description

This solar system has a rows of solar panels mounted on HES tilt racking on a flat roof. The system uses Enphase MicroInverters, and is expandable.

The system also includes online production monitoring. A digital display in the cafe seating area allows customers to see current and historical energy production.


Production of solar electricity for baking, EV recharging and increased customer traffic.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Location Victoria, BC
Year of Completion 2014
Project Size 2.2kW
Key Feature Net Metering provides a credit for solar power generated against BC Hydro consumption
Data Sheet No
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