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[email protected] keeps adding rooftop #solar, plans installation at new Columbus store

.@IKEAusa keeps adding rooftop #solar, plans installation at new Columbus store

Home furnishings retailer IKEA has announced plans to install solar panels atop its future Columbus, Ohio, store, which is opening in summer 2017. Once completed in the spring, the project will represent IKEA’s second solar array in Ohio, as the company installed a 1.026 MW rooftop array at the Cincinnati-area IKEA West Chester store in 2012. The Columbus store’s 213,000-square-foot solar array will consist of a 1.21 MW system, built with 3,546 panels, and will produce approximately 1,447,700 kWh of electricity annually for the store. For the development, design and installation of the new store’s solar power system, IKEA selected REC Solar, and Pepper Construction is building the store. “We are excited about furthering our sustainability commitment with solar panels on the future Columbus store,” says Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. president. “At IKEA, we have a mission to cre...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/ikea-plans-more-rooftop-solar...

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