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Ba-Le installed 1,400 solar panels on the roof of its processing facility in Iwilei, where the company bakes bread and pastries for its restaurants and other commercial customers. Below, CEO Thanh Lam, left, and operations manager Trung Lam, his son.
Ba-Le’s Iwilei warehouse is powered by two photovoltaic systems: The 100-kilowatt system powers the company’s La Tour Cafe restaurant, and a 280-kilowatt one is responsible for the lighting, air conditioning and refrigerators in Ba-Le’s commercial bakery and offices. CEO Thanh Lam, right, and his son and operations manager, Trung Lam, stand inside a freezer storage unit.