13 Feb '12, 10am

IKEA powers up stronger solar commitment, new EV charging stations

Forging ahead with its green power agenda, IKEA is expanding its solar commitments in the US yet again and installing more charging stations for electric cars. IKEA now plans to bring rooftop solar power to 85 per cent of its stores and distribution centres in the United States. Installation of arrays and EV charging sites continues apace with one each completed since the first of the year. FURTHER READING DECC forecasts solar job cuts in wake of feed-in tariff cuts Ikea assembles UK renewable energy portfolio The company flipped the switch last week on the most recent project - the installation of four Blink EV chargers at an IKEA store in East Palo Alto, California, a community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The idea of bringing power generation and power as a service, in the form of EV charging, to retail locations is catching on. Walgreens, for example, is another comp...

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