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IKEA completes Illinois' largest rooftop #solar installation

IKEA completes Illinois' largest rooftop #solar installation

Home furnishings retail giant IKEA has completed installation of what it claims is Illinois’ largest rooftop solar project, located on its Midwest distribution center under construction in Joliet, Ill. Combined with arrays atop the Chicago-area IKEA stores in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg , this third Illinois project will make IKEA the owner of three of the state’s largest rooftop solar installations. According to IKEA, the Joliet distribution center’s 268,920-square-foot solar array consists of a 2.85 MW system, built with 9,036 panels, and will produce approximately 3,377,000 kWh of electricity annually for the facility, the equivalent of reducing 2,513 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) – equal to the emissions of 538 cars or providing electricity for 377 homes yearly. “Investing in sustainable solutions is a vital part of our business model,” says Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. pre...

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