Bayside Bowl – Portland, Maine
By the Numbers:
System size: 112 kilowatts (422 solar panels)
System output: 121,390 kilowatt-hours/year
CO₂ reduction: 113,014 pounds/year
Bayside Bowl, Portland’s premier bowling alley, undertook an expansion in 2016 that has set a high bar for bowling. In addition to the new amenities, Bayside Bowl now has a 422-panel, roof-mounted solar electric system overlooking the Back Cove that will offset an estimated 34% of its current annual electric consumption. The 112 kW solar array was designed and installed by ReVision Energy’s Portland, ME, team.
Co-owners Justin Alfond and Charlie Mitchell, and their dedicated staff, have created one of the best bowling venues in the country, but they felt that a better commitment to the environment was the one piece still missing from the Bayside Bowl experience. They saw the opportunity to grow, and share their commitment with others, Justin explained.
“Our expansion gave us another perfect roof to place solar arrays on and we are so excited about our investment. The home run for us is we will be able to showcase our solar arrays to our customers.”
Bayside Bowl is leading by example in an area of downtown Portland that is poised for dramatic growth and revitalization, and their investment in sustainability will pay dividends for years to come. As the only bowling alley on the Portland peninsula, Bayside Bowl’s expansion will join them with the multitude of other local businesses who are choosing a future of energy independence.
View more photos of the Bayside Bowl solar project below: